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Preparing for Public Inquiries

Monday, 03 March 2014 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2DA, UK
£90.00+VAT RTPI Members; £105.00+VAT non-Members
Concessions may be available. Please contact Regional Office
RTPI East of England

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CLOSING DATE: 24 February 2014


A full day seminar being led by Kevin Leigh, Barrister, No 5 Chambers. John Dagg, Barrister, Trinity Chambers, and Lucy Drake, a former Planning Inspector, will be participating throughout the event.

The focus of the day is on Short Inquiries and Hearings. This is an opportunity for delegates to gain a better understanding of the appeal process and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and take part in discussions.

Issues to be covered:

  • Short Inquiries and Hearings - Section 78 Appeals, Enforcement Appeals, Examinations in Public [in outline]
  • Preparing Evidence (Statements of Case, Statements of Common Ground and Proofs of Evidence)
  • The Role of the Witness/Advocate
  • The Role of the Barrister
  • Four Stages to Giving Evidence: Purpose of Evidence-in-Chief, Preparing for Cross-Examination, Questions from the Inspector, Responding in Re-Examination
  • An Inspector’s Viewpoint - Former Planning Inspector, Lucy Drake, gives the view from the dais, with a chance to ask those questions you've always wondered about
  • Conditions, Costs and Section 106’s
  • Questions and Answers

We are very grateful for the support of our colleagues at No 5 Chambers in helping to provide this seminar in the East of England. Similar events held in other parts of the country have proven to be very successful for all concerned.