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We accept instruction as a Single Expert, a Single Joint Expert and as Expert Advisor

We can also assess reports of other experts, commenting, supplementing and, if necessary, critiquing the same, so that instructing clients can fully appreciate the significance of the evidence presented

We offer free of charge:

Initial brief discussion of the case with potential instructing solicitors over the telephone

Outline of other potential examinations that may be available to extract the maximum evidence from the documents available

Estimate of likely costs

Estimate of costs

What we need to prepare an estimate:

  • Clear identification of the issues concerned
  • A copy of the questioned document(s) and, if possible, a sample of some comparison documents
  • With any estimate of costs, we will advise as to comparison documentation and further information required for the examination


Should you wish to pursue the instruction we would require the following:

  • Full details of all parties including solicitors instructed on the other side(s), so that a conflict check can be undertaken in the first instance
  • A formal letter of instruction
  • Details of any Court timetable for preparation of the report
  • A full comprehensive schedule of all documentation submitted, clearly identifying the questioned document and listing all comparison material in chronological order
  • Brief information as to the history of the issue, for example, details of the alleged production of the document and circumstances of signing. So as to avoid any suggestion of cognitive bias, we do not require extensive information on the case nor do we require the pleadings
  • Original documents are requested for examination (if in existence) as these will contain a considerable volume of evidence not available on copies
  • Written acceptance of the fee estimate and our Terms of Business
  • Undertakings for the safekeeping, preservation and return of documents can be provided if required

Document Handling

On arrival at the Laboratory, documents are booked in and, when not in use, are held in a fireproof safe; the premises is fully alarmed