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Feedback on Reports and Expert Testimony

In medicolegal work, it is uncommon to be informed of the outcome of a case.

I am keen to know the outcome of cases.

I am not, as an expert, concerned about which side ‘wins’, whether or not the defendant ‘gets off’ or what sentence is imposed in a criminal case.

I am particularly interested in whether or not, and, if so, to what extent, my opinion has contributed to the delivery of justice.

I have collated feedback from 2000 (click the links below):

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“It is true that the witness who is called upon to give evidence must be peritus; he must be skilled in doing so; but we cannot say he must have become peritus in the way of his business or in any definite way. The question is, is he peritus? Is he skilled? Has he an adequate knowledge? Looking at the matter practically, if a witness is not skilled the judge will tell the jury to disregard his evidence.” (Russell CJ in R v Silverlock (1894) 2 QB 766.)



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