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Giving evidence at inquiries - London

Thursday, 13 June 2019 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Etc venues, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ, UK
RTPI Training

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Delegate numbers are restricted to enhance learning outcomes




Course Aim

Public inquiries (whether planning appeals or other inquiries) can put increased pressure and stress on the staff involved, many of whom may have little experience of the inquiry process. At some stage in their careers, most town planners will be required to give evidence at some type of formal hearing where they will be subject to cross-examination by barristers. This masterclass will provide you with the tools and techniques to prepare properly for such a situation.

Through a combination of expert trainer input, discussion and group work, you will:

  • Understand the role and duties of expert witnesses
  • Learn how to present your evidence to the best of your ability at the inquiry and deal confidently with cross-examination
  • Gain valuable knowledge to feel confident to prepare and appear at a public inquiry

RTPI Core CPD LogoCore CPD Framework:

- Ethics and Professionalism
- Championing Planning
- Planning Law and Process

Please note there is limited availability for Licentiate, Independent Consultants and concessions. To be eligible for the Independent Consultant rate, you need to be member of the Independent Consultants Network (ICN). For the RTPI concessions rate, you need to be a RTPI student, unemployed or retired member. You will need your membership number and password to book.

If you are having difficulties booking please contact us on 020 7929 8400 or email