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UNIFORM CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1999 - REG 429J

Expert appointed by court on court initiative

429J Expert appointed by court on court initiative

(1) In deciding whether to appoint an expert under rule 429G (3) in relation to an issue in a proceeding, the court may—
(a) ask each party to name at least 3 experts who—
(i) are qualified to give expert evidence on the issue; and
(ii) have been made aware of the content of this part and consent to being appointed; and
(b) require each party to state any connection between an expert named and a party to the proceeding; and
(c) receive other material and make other enquiries to help decide which expert to appoint.
(2) The court may appoint an expert other than an expert named by a party to the proceeding.
(3) The court may appoint an expert only if the expert has been made aware of the content of this part and consents to the appointment.



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