In accordance with section 12(4) of the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal Act 2001, I make the following directions with respect to the conduct before the Tribunal of expert witnesses.

Application of Code

This code of conduct applies to any expert engaged to:

(a) provide a report as to his or her opinion for use as evidence in proceedings or proposed proceedings, or

(b) give opinion evidence in proceedings or proposed proceedings.

Parties to a proceeding must supply a copy of this direction to the expert witness retained by them.

These directions apply in all Divisions of the Tribunal. These directions do not apply to an expert appointed by the Tribunal under s 48N(2A) of the Home Building Act 1989.