Part 1 – Case Analysis Read the case of Payne and Payne  EWCA Civ 166 and using this case only answer the following questions: Your answers….
critically evaluate the reporting requirements for experts and assessors laid down in the Civil Procedure Practice Direction Part 35 and the Criminal Procedure Rules
This is an individual assignment and carries 50% of the module mark (word limit: 2000 words). It covers the following learning outcomes for the unit:
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the framework that defines and informs the role of the forensic practitioner as an expert witness within the different systems of dispute resolution.
3 critically evaluate the reporting requirements for experts and assessors laid down in the Civil Procedure Practice Direction Part 35 and the Criminal Procedure Rules
4 Apply appropriate protocols and comply with relevant procedures whilst acting in the role of an expert witness.
The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 as amended and the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35 aim to ensure that expert evidence is:
presented only when it will assist the court, agreed whenever possible,
proportionate to the matters in issue.
Critically assess the extent to which the Rules achieve these objectives. In
answering you may choose to concentrate on one set of rules or support your
answer by reference to both.
Submission Hand in Arrangements: Students are required to submit their
coursework assignment to Turnitin via the link on the unit Moodle. Students are
encouraged to submit drafts through the Turnitin student checkpoints prior to the
There are mark penalties for late hand in – see “Late Submission of Coursework”
above. (Corruption of computer files is not an adequate excuse for late hand in, as
work should be adequately backed up.)