Expert Witness Rules
Expert witnesses in the various Australian legal jurisdictions face a myriad of varied rules and codes of conduct.
These govern their specific obligations as expert witnesses providing expert evidence to the court. While for the most part the general requirements of these obligations are similar, there are some nuanced differences between jurisdictions which expert witnesses must note.
1. How instructions are to be issued and received;
2. What written expert reports must contain;
3. Experts’ ongoing duties to court; and
4. Obligations while giving testimony in court.
Rules of Expert Evidence – An Overview
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