Providing Evidence and Expert Witness at Public Inquiries

Public Inquiries are the most formal appeal procedure and involves both written and oral evidence, with opportunities for the cross examination of individuals. It is particularly useful where professional evidence is required to demonstrate that using established, technical assessments or knowledge that the development causes no harm.

The principle parties are typically represented by an advocate (such as a barrister or a solicitor) who call the expert witnesses to give their evidence and cross examine the other side. The Inspector will lead the Inquiry and listen to the responses given to any cross examination, in addition to considering the written evidence provided.

The Inquiry can range from one day to weeks. Regardless of the time frame, significant preparation will be required and our team at Cotswold Transport Planning are highly qualified to provide write robust proofs of evidence and attend as expert witness on behalf of clients.