In court cases the parties are required to sign a statement of truth. The recent case of Whessoe Oil Gas Ltd & Anor v Dale  EWHC 2270 (TCC) reminds us that it is an important safeguard and should not be treated lightly. In that case, during the hearing of an application to extend time for service of Amended Particulars of Claim, it became apparent that the Particulars of Claim were inaccurate and that the claimants should have known this. Despite this, the claimants had confirmed that the statement of truth could be signed. The judge said that this was unacceptable as the claimants had misled the court and the defendant. To avoid the wrath of the courts, clients and advisers should check carefully all statements they rely on to support their case.