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Expert Evidence: Product of Science and Law

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Expert Evidence: Product of Science and Law

Expert Evidence: Product of Science and Law

Author Name : Neelesh M. Gaidhane

CONCEPT

Expert is one who has special skill which could be acquired through special knowledge. One can say that handwriting expert, Chemical Analyzer, Doctor, Chartered Accountant or Lawyer can be said as expert. Court is not expected to have knowledge of all fields. So they keep believe on opinion of these person in area of foreign law, science, art, finger print etc. This opinion formed very important value while determining judgement. When a person is summoned to court for giving testimony as a witness, he is expected to state only facts and not to give any opinion. It is the job of the court to form an opinion in the case. Moreover, if a person is asked to give his testimony then it is expected that the person must be factually related to the case not merely a third party.