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This report, prepared by an Advisory Group of the Professional Practice Board and Research Board, has attempted to capture issues of relevance for both civil and criminal proceedings, and also has application to tribunals and oral hearings. It was developed to reflect changes to the Civil Procedure Rules in April 2010.
The report is part of a quinquennial review cycle and supersedes the following individual report:Psychologists as Expert Witnesses: Guidelines and Procedure for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2010).
This document will be subject to a mid-term review in August 2017 and a full review in March 2020.
What is an expert?
Academic and professional competence
Responding to instructions
Conflict of interests
Appearance at Court
Practical and financial considerations
References and bibliography
1. Civil Procedure Rules
2. Family Procedure Rules