Use of expert witness in courts in Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 20 November 2014. Closing date 20 February 2015.


The purpose of this consultation is to consider the deployment and remuneration arrangements for those expert witnesses in the justice system in Northern Ireland who are funded from the legal aid budget.


Consultation description

A number of steps have been taken in recent years to improve the controls over the use and cost of experts, but there is a shortage of empirical evidence about the impact. This consultation invites comments on how the current arrangements might be strengthened to ensure that expert testimony can make the most useful and appropriate contribution and is cost effective.

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