Section 60 Evidence Act 2011
Section 60 Evidence Act 2011 is titled ‘Admissibility of certain Judgments in certain jurisdictions‘. It is under Part IV (HEARSAY, OPINION AND CHARACTER EVIDENCE: RELEVANCE AND ADMISSIBILITY) of the Act. It states as follows:
(1) A final judgment, order or decree of a competent court, in the exercise of probate.
matrimonial, admiralty or insolvency jurisdiction, which confers upon or takes away from any person any legal character. or which declares any person to be entitled to any such character or to be entitled to any specific thing, not as against any specified person but absolutely, is admissible when the existence of any such legal character, or the title of any such legal persons to any such thing, is relevant.
(2) Such judgment. order or decree is conclusive proof-
(a) that any legal character which it confers accrued at the time when such judgment, order or decree came into operation;
(b) that any legal character. to which it declares any such person to be entitled. accrued to that person at the time when such judgment order or decree declares it to
have accrued to that person;
(c) that any legal character which it takes away from any such person ceased at the
time from which such judgment, order or decree declared that it had ceased or should cease; and
(d) that anything to which it declares any person to be so entitled was the property of
that person at the time from which such judgment. order or decree declares that it had been or should be his property.