Defence recovery of sensitive personal records

Publication providing support and advice to victims of crime. It covers cases where the accused's defence may require all or part of a person's medical, social work or other personal records.


This leaflet is from Victim Information and Advice (VIA) and is for witnesses who have been advised that access to their sensitive personal records is required as part of a case.

This document answers question about this process and explains why the accused's defence lawyers need this information, how this information may be used, how to consent (or not) to this process, how the records are protected and provides contact details for support.