—(1) This Rule applies where the Court appoints one or more assessors under section 10A or 30(4) of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Chapter 322) or section 33 of the Subordinate Courts Act (Chapter 321).
(2) The assessor shall assist the Court in dealing with a matter in which the assessor has skill and experience.
(3) An assessor shall take such part in the proceedings as the Court may direct.
(4) Not less than 14 days before appointing an assessor, the Court will notify each party in writing of the name of the proposed assessor and of the qualifications of the assessor.
(5) Where any person has been proposed for appointment as an assessor, objection to him, either personally or in respect of his qualification, may be taken by any party.
(6) Any such objection must be made in writing and filed with the Court within 7 days of receipt of the notification referred to in paragraph (4) and shall be taken into account by the Court in deciding whether or not to make the appointment.
(7) The remuneration to be paid to the assessor for his services shall be determined by the Court, and shall form part of the costs of the proceedings.
(8) The Court may order any party to deposit in court a specified sum in respect of the assessor’s fees and, where it does so, the assessor will not be asked to act until the sum has been deposited.
(9) Paragraphs (7) and (8) shall have no application where the remuneration of the assessor is to be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.