Expert Witness & Lands Tribunal Referrals

expertwitnessOur team has significant experience both at Public Inquiry pre confirmation of Compulsory Purchase powers and at the Lands Chamber when resolving compensation disputes.

Public Inquiry

Ardent has provided Expert Witnesses to a large number of Public Local Inquiries through the promotion of compulsory purchase orders and Transport & Works Act Order. We have also provided Expert Witnesses to issue specific hearings during the promotion of Development Consent Orders (DCOs).

Lands Chamber

In the event that compensation disputes cannot be settled outside third party determination, Ardent has the experience to refer matters to the Lands Chamber (formerly Lands Tribunal) and to act as Expert Witness in compensation hearings.

Though we have an excellent record of resolving compensation settlements without referral to the Lands Chamber, our expertise ensures that we are a safe pair of hands whether representing acquiring authorities, developers or claimants.