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(1)For the purposes of any civil proceedings, a copy of a document, purporting to be authenticated by a person responsible for the making of the copy, shall, unless the court otherwise directs, be—
(a)deemed a true copy; and
(b)treated for evidential purposes as if it were the document itself.
(2)In subsection (1) above, “copy” includes a transcript or reproduction.
(3)Sections 3 to 5 of the M1Bankers’ Books Evidence Act 1879 (mode of proof of entries in bankers’ books, proof that book is a bankers’ book and verification of copy of entry in such a book) shall not apply to civil proceedings.
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