In the family law proceedings I'm dealing with the following sentence written by the solicitors of the respondent:
"This Statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and I make it known it will be placed before the Court in evidence"
To the best of my knowledge and belief I find the quoted text an outright manipulation - creating a "halo effect" by presenting the phrase
it will be placed before the Court (true statement) and immediately following it with
in evidence as if it really was an evidence.
Without being confrontational (because that would create an undesirable impression) how can I explain to the other party and magistrates that this is not an evidence?
Evidence Rules & Practice Direction: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part32
Statement of truth: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part22/pd_part22
Sworn testimony: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sworn_testimony#England_and_Wales
Because it is family law (civil law), the balance of probabilities is in place: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2015/41.html
The standard of proof is the balance of probabilities: Is it more likely than not that the event occurred?
OPTIONAL RANDOM STUFF
I am a supporter and believer in the freedom of speech. I am also aware that some statements are not legal:
https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejestr_klauzul_niedozwolonych (polish) - "Register of prohibited clauses"
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/incorporation-and-names/annex-a-sensitive-words-and-expressions-or-words-that-could-imply-a-connection-with-government - "Sensitive words and expressions specified in regulations that require the prior approval of the Secretary of State to use in a company or business name"
https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/26/18242303/ftc-fake-amazon-reviews-lawsuit-false-advertising (and many others) - recent FCA judgement regarding fake Amazon reviews
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_against_Holocaust_denial - I have not seen laws against flat Earth though
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation - aka "libel"
(a good example could be not using word "evidence" unless something is actually admitted as evidence)