Release of Review of the Evidence Act 2006 Report

Publication Date 
04 April 2013

The Law Commission has completed a review of the Evidence Act, the law which governs what information can be put before the court in criminal and civil trials.

The 2006 Act arose out of an Evidence Code produced by the Law Commission in 1999 after a decade of research and consultation with special interest groups and individuals.  It contains a provision requiring the Law Commission to undertake a five yearly operational review, and to report to the Minister of Justice on whether any provisions should be amended or repealed.  This is the first such review.