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Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Current version for 9 April 2020 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 15:45)
31.17 Main purposes of Division
(cf Queensland Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999, rule 423; United Kingdom Civil Procedure Rules 1998, rule 35.1)
The main purposes of this Division are as follows—(a) to ensure that the court has control over the giving of expert evidence,(b) to restrict expert evidence in proceedings to that which is reasonably required to resolve the proceedings,(c) to avoid unnecessary costs associated with parties to proceedings retaining different experts,(d) if it is practicable to do so without compromising the interests of justice, to enable expert evidence to be given on an issue in proceedings by a single expert engaged by the parties or appointed by the court,(e) if it is necessary to do so to ensure a fair trial of proceedings, to allow for more than one expert (but no more than are necessary) to give evidence on an issue in the proceedings,(f) to declare the duty of an expert witness in relation to the court and the parties to proceedings.