Expert Witnesses


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  • Expert Witnesses
    • ‘A person whose evidence is intended to be tendered before a court and who has relevant skill or knowledge achieved through research, experience or professional application within a specific field sufficient to entitle them to give evidence of their opinion and upon which the court may require independent and impartial assistance.’
    • Allowed to give an opinion of evidence
    • Although expert witnesses are independent and impartial, the defence are likely to engage their own experts to advise on the credibility of expert evidence being presented by the prosecution
    • Requests can be made for deference experts to examine items relied on by the prosecution


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