The young barrister, and the old too, might well experience a degree of trepidation when faced with scientific evidence contradicting his or her client’s vehement assertion that he was not at the scene of the crime. But there is a danger of missing the point.
In our latest briefing note, Stephen Cadwaladr discusses what conclusions can safely be drawn from any given piece of DNA evidence set in the context of the circumstances of the case as a whole.
Since going to press, it has been revealed that senior judges, in an initiative led by Lord Justice Hughes, are seeking guidance from scientists in a number of areas in which expert evidence is prevalent, including DNA evidence. We await the results with interest.
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