Legal obligations: issue 1

Includes the role of the expert witness, duty of disclosure and preservation, important judicial guidance, admissibility of expert testimony and types of evidence.


Legal obligations: issue 1

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This guidance from the Forensic Science Regulator provides details of the obligations placed on expert witnesses in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Expert evidence is admissible ‘to furnish the court with scientific information which is likely to be outside the experience and the knowledge of a judge or jury’.