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The Youth Justice Legal Centre has produced an illustrated toolkit on How to Instruct an Expert in criminal cases involving a child defendant. This practical resource will help both lawyers and expert witnesses.
The toolkit outlines the relevant legal framework when using an expert witness and sets out the necessary considerations at each stage of the process. The aim of this resource is to help lawyers rely upon expert evidence as and where needed and for experts to gain knowledge of the requirements when providing their expert evidence.