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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 15.65

Questions to single expert witness

             (1)  A party seeking to clarify the report of a single expert witness may ask questions of the single expert witness under this rule:

                     (a)  within 7 days after the conference under rule 15.64B; or

                     (b)  if no conference is held, within 21 days after receipt of the single expert witness's report by the party.

             (2)  The questions must:

                     (a)  be in writing and be put once only;

                     (b)  be only for the purpose of clarifying the single expert witness's report; and

                     (c)  not be vexatious or oppressive, or require the single expert witness to undertake an unreasonable amount of work to answer.

             (3)  The party must give a copy of any questions to each other party.

Note:          A party may cross-examine a single expert witness (see rule 15.50).



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