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What are the similarities and differences between forensic experts and lawyers?

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Forensic experts and lawyers are both experts but there are differences between a forensic expert and a lawyer. Whilst a lawyer is a person licensed and admitted to practice law (especially (in the UK) a solicitor or a barrister or (in the US) an attorney), a forensic expert is a person who can act as expert witness in courts or perform an expert determination in relation to a subject matter of a dispute. This requires a specific expertise in the matter subject to the claim, dispute.

Forensic experts apply scientific principles and methods to the analysis, identification, and classification of physical evidence relating to criminal (or suspected criminal) cases. They do much of their work in laboratories, where they test and analyze evidence and then record the results.

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