Legal Obligations (Issue 5)

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GSC Classification OFFICIAL
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Reference bps95706-0000-00
Alt. Reference
Digital Intelligence and Investigation DII S&R 041
Forensic Science Regulator FSR-I-400
Document Status Current
Primary Classification
Author Organisation Forensic Science Regulator
Sponsor OrganisationNot Known
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group,

Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 National Police Technology Council (NPTC) group and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.


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, and is seen as core reading for all those whose work may contribute at some point to expert evidence in a court. It is recommended to be applied alongside the FSR Code of Practice and Conduct. It provides information on the requirements imposed by: the statute case law criminal procedure rules criminal practice directions


This guidance supplements ISO 17025 and is from the Forensic Science Regulator to assist with anyone whose work may contribute at some point to being expert evidence in court.

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