Templates for instructing experts in family and children court proceedings
The templates for instructing experts in family and children court proceedings were originally published at the beginning of 2013 and have been revised and updated to include:
- changes made by the Children and Families Act 2014
- revisions to the Family Procedure Rules 2010
- practice directions
As well as helping the parties, the templates will assist experts by:
- reducing the length of letters of instruction
- keeping the detail specific to the instruction
- aking sure there’s more consistency in material which is common to most instructions
Pro forma for preliminary enquiries
This document contains three pro forma templates that deal with:
- making preliminary enquiries of an expert you’re considering instructing
- an expert’s response to preliminary enquiries
Guide and sample questions for experts
A short guide on the types of expert, and the kinds of questions it may be helpful to ask to help the court reach a decision. It also provides sample questions for each example.
Pre-proceedings letter of instruction
This template is for local authorities’ use.
Letter of instruction
An instruction template for practitioners. This template has optional text for a range of circumstances.
Standard terms and conditions to accompany a letter of instruction
The standard terms and conditions for the lead solicitor and other parties to the instruction to use.