Appellant entitled to call expert evidence in de novo hearing of family proceedings

Shane Kiely BL, 19 June 2020 (© Decisis)

June 22, 2020

High Court, in family law proceedings, rules that the appellant ought to be allowed to call the evidence of an expert, despite objections that this would amount to fresh evidence and put the respondent at a disadvantage, on the grounds that: appeals from the Circuit Court to the High Court have been dealt with as hearings de novo; and the Court is not aware of any authority, nor has any authority been put before it, which would indicate that evidence such as that proposed to be called on behalf of the appellant should not be allowed.

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