In Italy, during a dispute concerns a technical and/or commercial problem, relating a boat, the Judge may consider appropriate to obtain further information useful for the decision, using a Technical Consultant (CTU).
Stakeholders, to protect their rights, they can to appoint a Technical Consultant (CTP) with the function of participating in operations with the Technical Expert appointed by the Judge and with the task of providing evidence useful to facilitate the work of the Legal and for the success of the judgment.