Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Law Society (England and Wales) Report on Expert Evidence

The Law Society (England and Wales) has published a report on the safeguarding of expert evidence in the European Union:

"The Law Society worked in partnership with the Suomen Asianajajaliitto (Finland); Det Danske Advokatsamfund (Denmark); Consiglio Nazionale Forense (Italy); and Slovenska Advokatska Komora (Slovakia). Each partner set up a Task Force comprising a defence lawyer, investigator, prosecutor, judge, forensic practitioner and bar association representative. In addition, representatives of 15 Member States and Norway completed questionnaires designed to ascertain the means by which expert evidence is used in criminal proceedings in each of the relevant jurisdictions. Each Task Force examined current practice and procedure in their jurisdiction and produced a research report including recommendations for practical and legislative change. In addition a comparative matrix was produced which offers a detailed analysis of the system in each jurisdiction. "

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