The “Code of Practice for Investigators of Fires and Explosions for the Justice Systems in the UK” is coming into effect in April 2021. You can view the Code of Practice for Investigators of Fires and Explosions for the Justice Systems in the UK here
The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2019 – Criminal Procedure Amendment Rules Coming into force 1st April 2019. Please view the latest version here.
The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018 Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 9. In Part 19 (Expert evidence), in rule 19.4 (Content of expert’s report) for paragraph (e) substitute— “(e)where the expert has based an opinion or inference on a representation of fact or opinion made by another person for the purposes of criminal […]
New Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 Part 19, New Criminal Practice Directions 19B and 19C 2016-2017 Please view the latest version
The “Guidance for Instruction of Civil Expert Witnesses” has been updated for 2014. Please view the latest version
“An expert witness is selected because of their expertise and experience in a particular field. However, an expert must also have the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to write reports and give evidence effectively. The process of being cross-examined is a daunting enough experience, but experts now have the possibility of being hot tubbed as […]