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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 23.01

Appointment of Court expert

             (1)  A party may apply to the Court for an order:

                     (a)  that an expert be appointed (a Court expert ) to inquire into and report on any question or on any facts relevant to any question arising in a proceeding; and

                     (b)  fixing the Court expert's remuneration, including the cost of preparing the expert's report; and

                     (c)  for the Court expert's attendance before the Court; and

                     (d)  terminating the liability to pay the Court expert's remuneration.

Note 1:       Expert is defined in the Dictionary.

Note 2:       The Court may give instructions relating to the inquiry and report including the carrying out of an experiment or test.

Note 3:       The Court may make an order of its own motion--see rule 1.40.

             (2)  If the Court makes an order under paragraph (1)(b), the expert's remuneration is payable jointly and severally by the parties.



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