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In New Zealand, an expert witness is defined by a dedicated person that provides with an expert evidence and technical analysis or legal opinion with the aim to assist the court in taking a decision within a litigation between a New Zealander plaintiff or New Zealander defendant.
In New Zealand, the expert witness has the main function to bring through a qualified due diligence evidence of facts subject to a litigation between two parties with transparency and details in order to make sure towards a court that the expert’s reports are well founded.
In New Zealand, expert witnesses can be any person with an appropriate knowledge, expertise and experience of a particular are beyond the one a lawyer can provide with such as medical forensic skills, criminal knowledge, collision and accident experience to give to the court or tribunal an impartial opinion to settle a dispute.
In New Zealand, expert witness fees and costs are quite high as this type or professional charge New Zealander plaintiffs or defendants on hourly basis, depending on the specific case and the disputed compensation can reach 1000 New Zealand dollars per hour starting with 300 New Zealand dollars when it comes to collision/ accident testimony.