The Academy recommends as best practice that at the end of every Expert’s Report there should be a Declaration by the Expert Witness clearly setting out the Expert’s understanding of his role, duties and an acknowledgement that he has complied with all appropriate rules and requirements.
For England & Wales TAE has published four Declarations for use in:
Following the 76th Update of CPR coming into force on 1st December 2015 there is also a declaration which should be appended to the end of a Joint Statement following the Discussions of Experts. The statement is available here.
Statements of Truth
Under the Civil Procedure Rules [CPR] of England and Wales, the Criminal Procedure Rules [CrimPR] and the Family Procedure Rules [FPR] there are mandatory requirements that the Expert must enclose a Statement of Truth, as shown below, in their report.