The adoption of computers into every aspect of modern society has been accompanied by the rise of e-crime. The processes and techniques employed by the field of computer forensics offer huge potential for the extraction and presentation of electronic evidence in a court of law. Yet, the current research that has been conducted in this field is minimal. In this study, current and potential IS legal issues that impact on the computer forensic field are analysed. Due to the field being comprised with aspects of both law and computers this causes much conflict, mainly due to the law’s inability to adapt and evolve as quickly as the computing environment.