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Harding v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

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Expert had not been permitted to attend US laser manufacturer’s training course as it was only available to law-enforcement agencies but not defence experts. High Court found that to be unreasonable; accordingly it was equally unreasonable of the magistrates to exclude the expert’s opinion as being of no value in resolving the issues at trial. The proper test was whether or not the witness was in fact an expert; not whether his evidence was of any value, that being a decision for the fact-finding tribunal alone.

Case Details

Case Name: Harding v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
Case Date: June 2008
Case Type (info): Admissibility of Expert evidence; Expert witnesses; Police officers; Speeding; Speed measuring equipment.

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