Legal Expert Opinion
The legal history in Canada shows that the theory of jurisprudence in judiciary cases has a great impact on the rights of the parties.
In civil or family law cases in which other jurisdiction may be involved, there are more and more requests for a Legal opinion from an expert. Lawyers, the parties, and judges can ask for an expert’s opinion.
The purpose of expert legal opinion is to give the judge more in depth information about the case such as background information on other jurisdictions and further information about the other jurisdictions laws.
In civil or family cases, when there is a conflict of law or jurisdiction, the parties involved can ask for a legal opinion from experts in foreign law.
The legal opinion will be sent directly to the judge, and the parties involved in the case will receive a copy. However, the other party involved in the conflict has the right to refuse the legal opinion by submitting a counter legal opinion. In this situation and in all other conflict situations, a judge has the final authority to decide how much weight to give to an expert’s legal opinion.
However, the expert’s report and statements in court (if the expert comes to court) are important elements of evidence that the judge must take into account. A judge who decides not to follow the expert’s recommendations must justify this decision.
Rule 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194, sets out the requirements for introducing the evidence of expert witnesses at trial. “ (1) A party who intends to call an expert witness at trial shall, not less than 90 days before the pre-trial conference scheduled under subrule 50.02. According ONTARIO REGULATION 114/99, FAMILY LAW RULES RULE, the duty of expert described as: “20.1 (1) It is the duty of every expert who provides evidence in relation to a case under these rules, (a) to provide opinion evidence that is fair, objective and non-partisan; (b) to provide opinion evidence that is related only to matters that are within the expert’s area of expertise; and (c) to provide such additional assistance as the court may reasonably require to determine a matter in issue. O. Reg. 383/11, s. 6.”
Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) provides legal opinion by analyzing transactions or matters relied upon by the addressee of the opinion. If you need Legal expert in a foreign jurisdiction or have any questions related to this task, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +14166972730