Crime agency in the dock over standard of expert witnesses - Nicola Finnerty quoted in The Times

3 June 2019

Nicola Finnerty, partner in our Criminal Litigation team was quoted in  an article in The Times, published on 1 June 2019  - 


Crime agency in the dock over standard of expert witnesses

Nicola says:

“It is not clear how the NCA approves the names they hold and that position needs reviewing in light of [this week’s] case,”

She pointed out that funding was also seen as an issue because the “government rate for experts is poor”. She added: “This often means that the pool of available experts willing to do the work is very limited and can also lead to the same expert being used on multiple cases which may undermine that expert’s independence and objectivity.”

This article also appeared in The Brief on 3 June 2019.

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