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Preparing for Public Inquiries

Best Practice
10 June 2024 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM / North West England / Conference

10 June 2024 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Shoosmiths LLP, The X Y Z Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 3AZ
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RTPI North West | [email protected]

This event will consider Inquiry procedures with specific emphasis on the role and approach to giving witness evidence. The event aims to help those preparing for giving evidence at an Inquiry as well as those involved in the management of the Inquiry. The event will feature a Mock Inquiry in order to demonstrate the good and bad of giving evidence as well as some of the tricks of the trade employed by barristers in examining witnesses.


Chaired by Kathryn Jump, Shoosmiths

  • Preparations for inquiries including drafting statements of case, statements of common ground and proofs of evidence - Sam Grange, Shoosmiths and Stantec
  • The role of the advocate - Piers Riley Smith, Kings Chambers
  • The role of the expert witness and tips on how to give persuasive evidence - Piers Riley Smith, Kings Chambers and Stantec
  • Introduction to Mock Inquiry - Kathryn Jump, Shoosmiths
  • Mock Inquiry (2 parts) - Shem Sheikh and Arevik Jackson, Kings Chambers.  Inspector Paul Singleton

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If you have any questions or issues with booking please contact Bev Watson.