Letter of instruction to single joint expert (with drafting notes)

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  • Letter of instruction to single joint expert (with drafting notes)

Letter of instruction to single joint expert (with drafting notes)

Private & confidential

[insert name and address of expert]

[insert date]

Dear [insert name of expert]

[insert case heading]

Instruction to act as single joint expert

Thank you for agreeing to act as the expert witness in this matter. As you know you will be acting as a single joint expert. We act for [insert name of client] who is [bringing OR defending] a claim against [insert name of opposing party/parties].

This letter has been countersigned by the solicitors acting on behalf of [insert name of party/parties] to confirm their agreement to the terms of this letter.

The aim of this letter is to provide you with the factual background to the dispute, the key documents and to identify the issues you will need to consider.

As an expert witness you will be aware of the need for you to comply with certain duties and ensure that certain procedures are followed. These are set out in the following documents and are enclosed with this letter:

  1. Rule 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, in particular CPR 35.7 and CPR 35.8

  2. Practice Direction to Part 35, in particular CPR PD 35, para 7

  3. the Civil Justice Council's Guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims (‘the Guidance’)—a copy of which can be accessed through the drafting notes attached to this Precedent

Background

[Insert description of factual background

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