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QLD Expert Opinion and Report - Implications for the AAT?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Sherie2016, 14 March 2016.

  1. Sherie2016

    Sherie2016 Active Member

    26 July 2015
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    In general, if the Expert Opinion and Report is submitted to AAT with;

    a) No Declaration included in the report,
    b) Involve with actual or perceived conflict of interest with one of the parties who have been involved with the case
    c) Conflict of interest was not disclosed to the AAT

    There is a AAT guideline instructing the Expert that they must include the specific declaration in the report and they are to be impartial to the proceeding.

    Together with a, b and c, what implications would AAT face and how much credibility would this Expert Report still hold in decision making?
  2. Lance

    Lance Well-Known Member

    31 October 2015
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    I noticed you had put this question up some time ago. Did you find an answer with regards to you question's?

    I would have thought any conflict would need to be disclosed and it wouldn't be admissible unless the required declaration was made.

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