Measure Implementation

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes, this requires obtaining expert reports. A report will be drafted by the relevant expert on the subject in question and can be transmitted directly to the requesting authority, or can be submitted under oath before a court if necessary. Expert reports can also be obtained through police cooperation or directly from experts. A fee is payable for the services of an expert.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1959

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation England or Wales or Northern Ireland contact: UK Central Authority International Criminality Unit Home Office 3rd Floor Seacole Building 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF Scotland contact: International Co-operation Unit Crown Office 25 Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1LA Tax offences contact: HMRC Criminal Law Advisory Team HM Revenue and Customs Solicitor's Office Room 2E/10 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ * execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority) If the request is accepted, the central authority will decide who will execute a request and will refer it to the Courts or the relevant law enforcement agency accordingly

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

All requests should be in English. If an English translation is not provided, is incomplete, or is not carried out to a high professional standard, the request will be sent back to the requesting authority.

Execution deadline

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)


Concise legal practical information

Special requirements

a. Special requirements N/A b. Other useful information If the evidence has to be sworn in court by expert in order to be admissible in proceedings, please include this requirement in the request. The link below gives information for competent authorities abroad about obtaining evidence within the UK (or abroad) to assist in criminal investigations or proceedings:

Last reviewed on 29 July 2022 by EJN Secretariat


  • Electronic evidence, interception and surveillance (A.50 - A.56)
  • A.50 Interception of telecommunications and other forms of electronic communications

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