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This letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceedings between [client’s full name] and [spouse’s full name]. You are being instructed jointly by [lead firm preparing letter] who act on behalf of [client’s full name] and [name and address of spouse’s solicitors], [telephone number and email of spouse’s solicitors] on behalf of [spouse’s full name], but on the basis that you will provide an expert opinion independent of each of them.
At the first appointment on [date of first appointment], District Judge [name] sitting at the Family Court at [location] made the following order [insert exact wording from order].
The parties have agreed that you should be instructed on a joint basis as the single joint expert.
Your scope of instructions is as set out in the order dated [date of first appointment order] and in this letter.
Arrangements for preparing the report
Should you need to discuss the report, either on a preliminary basis or on a more extended basis, please contact both solicitors by joint [email OR letter].
Please do not discuss any issues direct with either party. Please note that you should not take into account in your report any direct or indirect communication you have with either party,
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