If the parties are unable to reach agreement at the conciliation conference to resolve the appeal, the appeal will need to be prepared for 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
If the parties are seeking a hearing date and want to rely on expert evidence at the hearing, they are required to complete an information sheet in the form of Schedule F to the Practice Note.
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 expert.
DISCUSS AND AGREE DIRECTIONS
The parties are to discuss and agree on directions the Court should make at the second directions hearing.
These directions should be based on the usual directions in the Practice Note:
If the parties do not agree, each party should prepare their own version of the directions they propose (paragraph 35 of the Practice Note).