If the parties are unable to reach agreement at the conciliation conference to resolve the appeal, the appeal will need to be prepared for a hearing. The
Practice Note and usual directions at the first directions hearing specify the steps the parties will need to undertake before the second directions hearing.
DISCUSS AND AGREE EXPERT EVIDENCE
The parties are to discuss and agree on the expert evidence to be called by each party, including whether a parties’ single expert is appropriate.
If a parties’ single expert is to be called, the parties are to agree on the identity and remuneration of the expert or, if unable to agree, file and serve the names, curriculum vitae and fees of three experts at least three days before the second directions hearing.
This allows the Court to select an appropriate expert.
DISCUSS AND AGREE ON COURT DIRECTIONS
The parties are to discuss and agree on the directions the Court should make at the second directions hearing.
These directions should include any directions not made at the first directions hearing to prepare the appeal for the final hearing.
They will also be based on the usual directions at first directions hearing in Schedule B to the