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Life and Death => Courtroom Confusion => Topic started by: writerinthenorth on February 04, 2014, 07:23:48 AM

Title: Pre-trial interviews
Post by: writerinthenorth on February 04, 2014, 07:23:48 AM
Hello. Been tearing my hair out trying to get an answer for this one online.

I know that in the USA it is allowable for a defence team to contact a potential prosecution witness to ask if they may discuss the case with the witness, pre-trial. My question is, is this allowable in the UK system, and if so are there any special provisions (e.g. does a member of the prosecuting team have to be present?) I would be grateful if any knowledgeable forum member could help me on this as I have exhausted all avenues otherwise.
Title: Re: Pre-trial interviews
Post by: writerinthenorth on February 04, 2014, 12:49:49 PM
Actually I have just discovered the answer myself. Defence lawyers can ask to speak to prosecution witnesses pre-trial, though witnesses don't have to agree, and if it happens the prosecution lawyers should also be present. Same in the UK as the US I think.
Title: Re: Pre-trial interviews
Post by: Denverro on May 15, 2019, 06:52:25 AM
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