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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further Court specific guidance below.
Experts and those instructing them are expected to have regard to:
all relevant CPR Rules and Practice Directions
the Guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims ('the Guidance'). Note: on 1 December 2014, the Guidance replaced the 'Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to give Evidence in Civil Claims' which had been annexed to CPR PD 35
Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols, para 7
This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:
Instructing an expert under the Guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims
Checklist—letter of instruction to expert
Letter of instruction to single joint expert (with drafting notes)
A single joint expert (SJE) is an expert instructed to prepare a report for the court on behalf of two or more parties (including the claimant) to the proceedings (CPR 35.2(2)). This is different from an agreed expert which is an expert where the parties agree the identity of the expert but only one party instructs the expert and pays the experts' costs.
Note that a person who undertakes investigations or who gathers
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SRA Code of Conduct for individuals and firmsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The SRA Standards and Regulations include two Codes of Conduct—a Code forSolicitors, RELs and RFLs and a Code
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