(1) A court may direct expert witnesses in a proceeding—
(a) to hold a conference of experts; or
(b) to prepare a joint experts report; or
(c) to hold a conference and prepare a joint experts report.
(2) The court may direct that a conference of experts be held with or without the attendance of all or any of the following—
(a) the parties to the proceeding; or
(b) the legal practitioners of the parties; or
(c) an independent facilitator.
(3) A direction to prepare a joint experts report may include but is not limited to the following—
(a) that the joint experts report specifies—
(i) the matters agreed and not agreed by the experts; and
(ii) the reasons for any agreement or disagreement;
(b) the issues to be dealt with in the joint experts report by the expert witnesses;
(c) the facts, and assumptions of fact, on which the joint experts report is to be based.
(4) A direction may be—
(a) general or in relation to specified issues;
(b) given at any time in a proceeding, including before or after the expert witnesses have prepared or given reports.
S. 65J inserted by No. 62/2012 s. 10.