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Contents (1970 - 01)
Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 8 December 2017 to date (accessed 21 March 2018 at 10:16)
3K   Conference between experts
(1)  The Court may do any or all of the following, with the consent of the parties:
(a)  direct expert witnesses to confer (whether before or during a trial or other proceedings),
(b)  specify the matters on which they are to confer,
(c)  direct that they provide the Court with a joint report specifying matters agreed and matters not agreed and the reasons for any non agreement,
(d)  direct that such conference be held with or without the attendance of the legal representatives of the parties affected, or with or without the attendance of legal representatives at the option of the parties respectively,
(e)  give any additional directions as may be considered necessary.
(2)  An expert who is the subject of an order made under subrule (1) may apply to the Court for further directions.
(3)  The content of the conference between the expert witnesses is not to be referred to at the hearing or trial unless the parties affected agree.
(4)  The parties may agree, at any time, to be bound by agreement on any specified matter. In that event, the joint report may be tendered at the trial as evidence of the matter agreed. Otherwise, the joint report may be used or tendered at the trial only in accordance with the rules of evidence and the practices of the Court.
(5)  Where, pursuant to this rule, expert witnesses have conferred and have provided a joint report agreeing on any matter, a party affected may not, without leave of the Court, adduce expert evidence inconsistent with the matter agreed.