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Cyprus

Civil legal expert examination in Cyprus

Extract from the final Eurexpertise report
All rights reserved EEEI © 2012

Authors

  • Christian EMORINE, Consultant
  • Patrice HUVER, Expert

Other administrative order

NO

Neither other administrative order nor specific regulations

Administrative litigation is reserved to the Supreme Court

I. Procedural rules in calling for an expert examination

I. 1) On the initiative of

Judge or litigants

I.2) Mandatory expert examinations

UNSPECIFIED

I. 3) Decision-maker

The judge

I.4) Is a pre-trial expert examination possible ?

UNSPECIFIED

II. Choice and appointment of the expert(s)

II. 1) Register

UNSPECIFIED

II. 2) Oath

UNSPECIFIED

II. 3) Choice of the Expert

UNSPECIFIED

II. 4) Participation by the parties in the appointment process

YES

II. 5) Nationality

UNSPECIFIED

II. 6) Recusal by the litigant parties

YES

II. 7) Expert’s withdrawal (refusal of a mission)

UNSPECIFIED

II. 8) Possibility of adding another expert

UNSPECIFIED

II. 9) Possibility of being assisted by a colleague

UNSPECIFIED

III. Definition of the expert’s mission

III. 1) Who determines the mission ?

UNSPECIFIED

III. 2) Type of mission

UNSPECIFIED

IV. Progress of the expert’s mission

IV. 1) Judge supervision

NO

IV. 2) Form of contradictory procedure

UNSPECIFIED

IV. 3) Participation in the hearing

On request

V. Close of the expert examination

V. 1) Does conciliation put an end to the expert’s mission ?

UNSPECIFIED

V. 2) Form imposed on the report

NO

V. 3) Does the report put an end to the expert’s mission ?

NO

V. 4) Is there an imposed structure for the report ?

UNSPECIFIED

V. 5) Is a preliminary report mandatory ?

UNSPECIFIED

V. 6) Is the judge bound by the expert’s conclusions ?

NO

V. 7) Possibility of a second opinion

UNSPECIFIED

VI. Funding for the expert examination

VI. 1) Security-Payment

UNSPECIFIED

VI. 2) Determining the amount of payment due

UNSPECIFIED

VI. 3) Possibility of additional payment

UNSPECIFIED

VI. 4) Determining fees and costs

By the litigants, but there is a legal limit to the fees if they are to be paid by the unsuccessful litigant.

VI. 5) Possibility of contesting the fees

YES

VII. Expert liability within proceedings

VII. 1) Are there any laws governing expert examinations ?

YES : Professionalism and impartiality.

VII. 2) Expert liability

NO

VII. 3) Mandatory insurance for the expert

UNSPECIFIED

VIII. The expert’s status

VIII. 1) Existence of selection criteria (accreditation)

NO

VIII. 2) Classification of skills

NO

VIII. 3) Required qualifications

NO

VIII. 4) Grant of accreditation

No accreditation

VIII. 5) Possibility of accrediting a legal person

YES, possibility to appoint a legal person

VIII. 6) f) Validity period for the accreditation

No accreditation

VIII. 7) Regular assessment tests

UNSPECIFIED

VIII. 8) Supervision of the expert’s mission

UNSPECIFIED

VIII. 9) Expert’s activity report

UNSPECIFIED

VIII. 10) Code of ethics

NO

VIII. 11) Good practice

No, no code of good practice

VIII. 12) Possibility of penalties

NO

VIII. 13) Laws governing the expert’s status

YES

The expert is simply a witness (Code of Justice, Art. 48).

IX. Bibliography

Documents

  • Eurexpertise final report - Cyprus (pdf 138.3 kb) Download
Institut Européen de l’expertise et de l’expert
Mailing address  : EEEI Jean-Raymond LEMAIRE, 38, rue de Villiers - 92532 Levallois-Perret cedex - France Tel : +33(0)1 41 49 07 60 - Fax : +33(0)1 41 49 02 89