The court experience

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 04 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:b5050
  1. Adrian P Jennings, anaesthetic registrar, University Hospital, Birmingham
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    While working as a senior house officer in emergency medicine, I was involved as a professional witness at a well publicised murder trial. I had been the only doctor on duty, and so my testimony was crucial.

    The case took two years to come to court, by which time my memories were fading. You can read your statement before you go into the court room, but there is …

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