The risk of having an expert who is not qualified was highlighted in the collapse of a recent carbon credit fraud trial after Judge Loraine-Smith cited the expert as having little or no understanding of expert duties, lack of training and education, and his work not peer-reviewed.
Collision investigator Mike Prime was instructed recently in a high profile Supreme Court case in Bermuda. The defendant was charged with causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due care and attention.
Simon Bunter puts old fashioned fingerprints under modern day scrutiny in his latest article for Magistrate magazine.
Since I first started in the forensic market over 10 years ago, much has changed. Forensic science, especially in the Digital arena, has become overly commoditised. Legal Aid rates have been slashed a number of times, making it difficult to recruit and retain the best experts, who a