Forensic accountants and other experts consulted in Family Court changes
Forensic accountants are amongst a wide variety of experts being consulted over proposed changes in the way specialists are used in Family Court.
Hot on the heels of an update of the civil experts code, the move is aimed at private law financial remedy proceedings and all other family court procedures where expert evidence would not affect issues involving children.
Experts have until 20th September to reply to the Justice Ministry on such questions as whether expert evidence should be more closely controlled, whether experts should only be used when ‘necessary’ rather than when ‘reasonably required’ and whether experts should be asked to justify the cost of their services beforehand.
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