There are certain types of expert reports where you can apply using templates which reduce the amount of information you require to provide. A template request can only be made for the first request for sanction of a particular expert in a case.

The templates appear on the online system and include:

Drugs experts (£250)
Firearms experts (£250)
Road traffic experts (£750)
Medical reports (£300)

A template sanction application cannot be used for:

  • reports from psychiatrists or psychologists
  • reports from a general practitioner.

Where a template sanction application is submitted we simply require the name and location of the expert you intend to instruct.

It is important that you:

  • confirm with the expert that they are able to provide any report instructed within the template limit
  • remember that we require to be satisfied that it is reasonable and necessary to instruct a particular expert.

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