Acting as a witness in legal proceedings
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Also tribunals and other public inquiries such as coroners’ inquests.
Civil Procedure Rules, rule 35.3, Criminal Procedure Rules, rule 33.2, Family Procedure Rules, rule 25.3, Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Rules 1996, Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules) 1996, Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.
This includes your views about a patient’s lifestyle, culture or their social or economic status, as well as the characteristics protected by legislation: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The same principle applies where a doctor acts in a role other than as a witness – for example, as an adviser in a case.
The Right Honourable Justice Wall (2007) A handbook for expert witnesses in Children Act cases Bristol: Jordans, 2nd edition.
See Oldham MBC v GW & Ors  EWHC 136 (Fam).
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