GEN 8.12 sets out various requirements relating to the appointment of a skilled person, including:

(a) give written notification to the firm or Recognised Body, by us, concerning the purpose of the proposed report, the scope, the timetable for completion and any other relevant matters;
(b) specify the nature of the concerns, by us, that led to the decision to appoint a skilled person and the uses we may have for the results of any skilled person's report;
(c) the skilled person must be appointed by the firm or Recognised Body and be nominated or approved by us;
(d) a firm or Recognised Body is required to ensure it provides all assistance that the skilled person may reasonably require and ensure that the skilled person co-operates with us; and
(e) a firm or Recognised Body is required to pay for the services of the skilled person.