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Rule 154Compensation for costs of witnesses

Where the Court has ordered the deposit of a sum sufficient to cover the expenses of a witness in accordance with Rule 180.2 [1] or of a party’s expert in accordance with Rule 181, [2] compensation may be requested for payments made by the Registry towards the expenses incurred by a witness or an expert.
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2. The Court shall make the summoning of a witness conditional upon the deposit by the party relying on the witness of a sum sufficient to cover the expenses referred to in paragraph 1.

1. Subject to the orders of the Court referred to in Rules 104(e) and 112.2(b) a party may provide any expert evidence that it considers necessary. Rules 175 to 180 shall apply mutatis mutandis to experts of the parties.
2. An order of the Court under Rule 177 summoning the expert shall additionally set out that:
(a) an expert has a duty to assist the Court impartially on matters relevant to his area of expertise which overrides any duty to the party retaining him; and
(b) an expert is to be independent and objective, and shall not act as an advocate for any party to the proceedings.