Johnson v Williams (2 of 1935) [1935] SLCA 2 (16 April 1935)

Civil Procedure - appeals - matters of fact - trial by judge alone -
appellate court to be guided by trial judge's opinion as to credibility of
witnesses but also to consider other facts that may justify different
conclusion: Where the question of the credibility of witnesses arises an
appeal court always is, and must be, guided by the impression made on
the judge who saw and heard the witnesses, though there may be circumstances
other than manner and demeanour which may show whether
a statement is credible and may justify the appeal court in differing from
the trial judge.

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