Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
You ask that the original be submitted at the CMC, the Court can order it.
In any event you can make an application for specific disclosure and/or inspection
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
can i make an application for specific disclosure ahead of the cmc?
Yes but its not necessary
You can ask at CMC and if refused make an application later
Otherwise it will cost you £155 for the application
Does that help?
the thing is that i need the original for a handwriting expert. and depending om the result i will apply with a high court judge for contempt etc
When you ask the Court for permission for an expert then it can be reviewed by the expert
ok- so it is best to wait until the cmc?
i am concerned that de defendant will conveniently lose the original. should i make this known to his soliciotr and ask they take care not to?
Yes I would
is that under any particular pd or cpr or just a general letter?
General letter but it would come under disclosure.
should i announce our intention to have it inspected by an expert - or not just yet?
It makes no difference.
The document should be preserved in any event.
But if you are claiming forgery it is obvious to everyone it will need to be examined
Great. If I could ask you to rate as always before you go.