It has been proposed, by a sub-committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, that the Council consider if it should make a submission to the Rule Board on changing the rules relating to time periods for expert notice reports and joint minutes. The submission is the the current notice period of 10 days must be extended to 2 months and the joint minutes of the experts must be ready 6 weeks before the trial. Ronald Bobroff asked me to see what the opinion of attorneys out there was - so let us have your input by briefly completing the online survey
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. This would obviously affect Magistrates Court and High Court work.