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Act of Sederunt (Fatal Accident Inquiry Rules) 2017

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Concurrent presentation of expert witnesses

4.19.—(1) The sheriff may order expert witnesses to present information concurrently.

(2) Where the sheriff makes such an order—

(a)the participants must jointly prepare a note for the sheriff, setting out the areas of agreement and disagreement between the expert witnesses; and

(b)that note must be lodged at least 7 days before the start of the inquiry.

(3) At the hearing at which information is presented by concurrent presentation—

(a)all expert witnesses will present information at the same time; and

(b)the sheriff may direct how information is to be presented by the expert witnesses, including by the sheriff questioning the witnesses directly, inviting the witnesses to discuss a particular matter between them, or allowing questioning by participants where necessary.

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