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Doug Hall asks why more litigators do not put
written questions to experts

20 September 2002

Having worked as an expert accountant for many years, I have experienced the changes introduced by the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), including the opportunity for parties in litigation to put specific written questions to experts. This feature helps to set the current system apart from the previous regime, and while many litigators take full advantage, a great many may be missing out. Right to put written questions Under CPR Pt 35.6, once an expert’s report has been disclosed, either party has the right to put written questions to the expert within 28 days. The questions must only be for the purpose of clarifying the report (Pt 35.6 (2) c)) except by the agreement of the court or the other party. Facing adverse opinion It is important to note the expert’s answers to the questions are treated as part of the expert’s report. If used to best effect, this can potentially be very useful to either party who receives what they perceive to be an ...

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