Rule 181

Experts of the parties

Rules of Procedure

Part 2 – Evidence

Chapter 1 – Witnesses and experts of the parties

Rule 181 – Experts of the parties
  1. Subject to the orders of the Court referred to in Rules 104(e) and 112.2(b) a party may provide any expert evidence that it considers necessary. Rules 175 to 180 shall apply mutatis mutandis to experts of the parties.
  2. An order of the Court under Rule 177 summoning the expert shall additionally set out that:
    1. an expert has a duty to assist the Court impartially on matters relevant to his area of expertise which overrides any duty to the party retaining him; and
    2. an expert is to be independent and objective, and shall not act as an advocate for any party to the proceedings.

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Rule 153 – Compensation for costs of experts

Rule 154 – Compensation for costs of witnesses