Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of DOUGHTY) v ELY MAGISTRATES' COURT (2008)

PUBLISHED March 7, 2008

[2008] EWHC 522 (Admin)

Magistrates had erred in holding that a former transport police officer did not have sufficient knowledge and expertise to be an expert witness in the trial of a driver charged with speeding as they had relied on matters that went to the weight to be given to his evidence and not to his competence to appear as an expert witness.

DC (Richards LJ, Swift J)