Thursday, May 12, 2005


I've taken an initial look at the new Evidence Bill, and I don't like what I see. In addition to changes around the use of hearsay and the removal of partner privilege, there also seem to be some changes to allow wider use of improperly or unlawfully obtained evidence which would set all the wrong incentives for the police. But I need to do some digging first to find out what the actual case-law is on these matters before doing my nut about them.