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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A Handbook for Expert Witnesses in Children Act Cases 2nd ed isbn 9781846610349

Handbook for Expert Witnesses in Children Act Cases

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ISBN13: 9780853086284
ISBN: 0853086281
New Edition ISBN: 9781846610349
Published: May 2000
Publisher: Family Law LexisNexis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This guide provides practical advice and comments on the role of the expert and the judge when giving evidence in proceedings under the Children Act 1989. It explains the general duties of experts, preparation of reports and how hearings relating to children approach expert evidence.

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Family Law
why am I doing this?; the approach of the court to expert evidence in family proceedings; the respective roles of the expert and judge - why the professional integrity of experts is so important; the general duties of experts; what you can advise the judge about; preliminary enquiries of the expert; the nature of the brief given by the court; the letter of instruction; your enquiries; discussions between experts prior to reports being written; meetings of experts directed by the court; pre-hearing conferences with counsel and/or with the solicitor who has commissioned the ecpert report; joint instructions; where there are both criminal and Children Act proceedings; writing the report; changing your opinion; preparing for court; witness summonses-formerly known as subpoenas; what happens at and in court; at court - who can you talk to?; giving evidence; feedback and complaints; payment of experts' fees and charges;appendices.