I am a third year Forensic Biology Student at the University of Kent, UK. I am currently working on my final year law project, the title of which is 'What is the role of the expert witness in the trial and to what degree do such witnesses accomplish this role?'. I would be interested in any responses to the last section of this title. I am looking particularly at the adversarial trial system, the Criminal Procedure Rules and also how the media after cases such as the Sally Clark case may have affected the role of expert witnesses in trial. Any replies would be fantastic!