We have extensive experience of the Public Inquiry system, and have successfully given evidence at many Public Inquiries over more than 20 years.
- planning appeals (both informal hearings and Public Inquiries)
- proposals called in by the Secretary of State,
- Examinations in Public (EiPs).
Our experienced expert witnesses are able to present a well-argued, authoritative and robust case at Public Inquiry. For example, our evidence on the Thames Basin Heaths SPA at Dilly Lane was upheld in the High Court.
As a practice we like to focus and thrive on the more complex and demanding of projects, which often lead onto Public Inquiry. The possibility that we may need to defend our work at Inquiry permeates through all that we do, and ensures that our technical work and advice is robust enough to withstand this level of scrutiny.