Code of Conduct
An expert witness must comply with the Code of Conduct in preparing any affidavit or brief of evidence, or in giving any oral evidence in the Court.
Duty to the Court
An expert witness has an overriding duty to impartially assist the Court on matters within the expert’s area of expertise.
An expert witness is not, and must not behave as, an advocate for the party who engages the witness. Expert witnesses must declare any relationship with the parties calling them or any interest they may have in the outcome of the proceeding.