The role of the expert at trial.
Expert evidence is a vital part of our criminal and civil law.
However, in former times the opinions of experts were treated with judicial disdain if not downright contempt.
Now the reverse applies.
These days judges and juries often invest expert evidence with a trust and confidence which requires the expert not to abuse that role.
Thus an expert's duty is not to represent the interests of the client but to express an independent opinion honestly and accurately.
The overriding duty is to the court.
Mots-clés Pascal : Expertise médicolégale, Expert, Rôle professionnel, Homme, Anesthésiste, Faute professionnelle, Médecine légale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicolegal expertise, Expert, Occupational role, Human, Anesthesiologist, Malpractice, Legal medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0494620
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199501.