Lepus employs chartered ecologists, environmentalists and landscape architects who are qualified to provide expert witness services at Public Inquiries and Examination in Public (EiP).
This might include assistance in helping provide evidence or making a reasoned argument as to why a particular policy direction or planning proposal is being pursued in the pursuit of planning permission of local plan consent.
We will provide professional and impartial advice based on the standards and credentials of our industry as set out by the relevant institutes including CIEEM (the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) and the Landscape Institute.
We work closely with barrister and QC legal teams to ensure that a consistent and robust approach to the inquiry or examination process is adopted. Lepus has prepared written statements and our team of consultant specialists have first hand experience of appearing giving evidence under the process of cross examination.