British Standards

A lot of clients ask us whether scanned or microfilmed documents are acceptable in law as evidence.”

The key principle is known as best available evidence or in other words, if there is no hard copy available then a copy from an electronic or microfilmed image is generally acceptable, provided that it can be shown to have come from a system designed for the archiving of documents and are scanned or filmed in accordance with British Standards. 

MCB Imaging Services Ltd uses procedures that comply with the latest British Standard BIP 0008-1:2008