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You mentioned having a good solicitor, have you mentioned this to them? the need for an independent expert report, if you have, what has been the response?
I understand the nature of the incident. my question is, have you mentioned or requested that an independent expert be appointed? I take it the person has since been buried?
Thank you for the additional information.
I apologise for the delayed response, as by now your trial may have commenced. I was away from the system.
I find it rather strange that this is such a crucial aspect of your trial and your attorney has not taken steps to challenge the coroner that is to give evidence and have not asked for an independent expert if these are your instructions to them.
If you are of the view that the experts report does not provide an accurate reflection of what occurred or may in fact be biased, you may through your attorney make an application for another expert to be appointed. It is best to make this application at this point and for the judge to either accede to or reject your application. This is salient as you will not be able to present another expert report as fresh evidence at the appellate level, in the unfortunate event that you are convicted.
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