Letter of instruction to own expert (with drafting notes)
Letter of instruction to own expert (with drafting notes)

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  • Letter of instruction to own expert (with drafting notes)

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[insert name and address of expert]

[insert date]

Dear [insert name of expert]

[insert case heading]

Instruction to act as expert

[Thank you for agreeing to act as the expert witness in this matter. As discussed I am acting for [name of client] who is [bringing OR defending] a claim against [insert name of opposing party/parties]. The area on which I need expert evidence is [insert area of expertise]. The aim of this letter is to provide you with the factual background to the dispute, identify the key documents and identify the issues you will need to consider. As an expert witness you will be required to produce an expert report, respond to any questions raised in relation to the report and if necessary, have discussions with the other side’s expert. You may also be required to give evidence at the trial. These duties are discussed below.

OR

I act for [name of client] who [is OR are][bringing OR defending] a claim against [insert name of opposing party/parties]. The area in which I need expert evidence is [insert area of expertise]. I understand that this falls within your own area of expertise. The aim of this letter is to provide you with the factual background to the dispute, the key documents and to identify the issues that you will need to consider. As an expert witness you will be required

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