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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 15.70

Conduct of trial with expert witnesses

                   At a trial, the court may make an order, including an order that:

                     (a)  an expert witness clarify the expert witness's evidence after cross-examination;

                     (b)  the expert witness give evidence only after all or certain factual evidence relevant to the question has been led;

                     (c)  each party intending to call an expert witness is to close that party's case, subject only to adducing the evidence of the expert witness;

                     (d)  each expert witness is to be sworn and available to give evidence in the presence of each other;

                     (e)  each expert witness give evidence about the opinion given by another expert witness; or

                      (f)  cross-examination, or re-examination, of an expert witness is to be conducted:

                              (i)  by completing the cross-examination or re-examination of the expert witness before another expert witness; or

                             (ii)  by putting to each expert witness, in turn, each question relevant to one subject or issue at a time, until the cross-examination or re-examination of all witnesses is completed.

   



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