This Sidley blog looks at number of discovery deficiencies in U.S. Department of Justice cases that led to significant consequences in its prosecutions. I won’t go into detail on these and will leave you to read the piece which lists everything out clearly, but for me the key here is to make sure you use trained forensic professionals to do this.

Their takeaways for defence counsel and defendants suggested in the piece are also most useful – specifically the independence and discovery points using experts in collaboration with lawyers. Well worth a read.