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Public Inquiry & Litigation Support

Thorough planning and effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation can help to avoid Public Inquiries or formal litigation proceedings.


We have been successful at negotiating solutions for our clients without the need for representation at public inquiry and we endeavour to seek agreement on this basis, wherever possible.  But unfortunately most developers will face these at some point.


We have many technical specialists across all aspects of environmental planning who are able to use their expertise to persuasively and confidently manage Public Inquiries or act as Expert Witness in proceedings before a court or arbitrator.


So how can we help?


We can manage pre-inquiry negotiations and prepare written rebuttals, statements of common ground, background papers and proofs of evidence.  We can provide Expert Witness for the court/litigation proceedings.  And our senior staff receive public inquiry training to ensure their report writing and negotiation skills are second to none.  We can cover all the aspects of environmental expertise that you have read about across this website. This ranges from contaminated land to ecology, noise, air quality and so on.


And we’re experienced at doing this


We have provided expertise for a wide range of developments including sports stadia, extractive industries, residential, retail and commercial, tall buildings and transport. We have experts all around the world who are familiar with regulatory controls and local planning processes and litigation procedures, so we can help no matter where your development is located.


We offer:

  • A rapid response
  • Multi-disciplinary expertise
  • Impartiality
  • Reliable and clear reports
  • Thorough investigations