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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 15.49

Appointing another expert witness

             (1)  If a single expert witness has been appointed to prepare a report or give evidence in relation to an issue, a party must not tender a report or adduce evidence from another expert witness on the same issue without the court's permission.

             (2)  The court may allow a party to tender a report or adduce evidence from another expert witness on the same issue if it is satisfied that:

                     (a)  there is a substantial body of opinion contrary to any opinion given by the single expert witness and that the contrary opinion is or may be necessary for determining the issue;

                     (b)  another expert witness knows of matters, not known to the single expert witness, that may be necessary for determining the issue; or

                     (c)  there is another special reason for adducing evidence from another expert witness.



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