With the Expert Witness Institute joining The Academy of Experts in issuing guidance codes for the giving of evidence, expert witnesses are now spoilt for choice. James Stanbury looks at the relative merits of both codes of practice
In World War II Station X at Bletchley Park was home to men and women who devoted their lives to deciphering such famous codes as Enigma and Lorenz. They were experts in breaking codes. For experts working under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), the codes of ‘practice’ and ‘guidance’ are not so much codes to be broken as code breakers to assist experts and those instructing them in deciphering Part 35 of the CPR (CPR). For Station X, read the Academy of Experts and the Expert Witness Institute.
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