Experts Must Disclose Contingency Fees

The New Zealand High Court’s Code of Conduct for Experts has been amended. From 1 September 2017, if an expert is engaged under a conditional fee agreement, he or she owes a duty to disclose to the court that fact and the basis on which he or she is to be paid (new...

Working with Expert Witnesses

A recent Law Talk article has considered some of the challenges faced by expert witnesses in the NZ courts, and those who work with them. Some of the issues identified – the small pool of experienced experts, the reluctance of some experts to appear in court and...