(cf SCR Part 39, rule 5; DCR Part 28A, rule 5; LCR Part 38B, rule 5)
(1) The remuneration of a court-appointed expert is to be fixed by agreement between the parties affected and the expert or, failing agreement, by, or in accordance with the directions of, the court.
(2) Subject to subrule (3), the parties affected are jointly and severally liable to a court-appointed witness for his or her remuneration.
(3) The court may direct when and by whom a court-appointed expert is to be paid.
(4) Subrules (2) and (3) do not affect the powers of the court as to costs.