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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 23.13

Contents of an expert report

             (1)  An expert report must:

                     (a)  be signed by the expert who prepared the report; and

                     (b)  contain an acknowledgement at the beginning of the report that the expert has read, understood and complied with the Practice Note; and

                     (c)  contain particulars of the training, study or experience by which the expert has acquired specialised knowledge; and

                     (d)  identify the questions that the expert was asked to address; and

                     (e)  set out separately each of the factual findings or assumptions on which the expert's opinion is based; and

                      (f)  set out separately from the factual findings or assumptions each of the expert's opinions; and

                     (g)  set out the reasons for each of the expert's opinions; and

                    (ga)  contain an acknowledgement that the expert's opinions are based wholly or substantially on the specialised knowledge mentioned in paragraph (c); and

                     (h)  comply with the Practice Note.

             (2)  Any subsequent expert report of the same expert on the same question need not contain the information in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c).



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