Expert Witness & Lands Tribunal Referrals


Our team has significant experience at both Development Consent Order (DCO) Examination and CPO Public Inquiry pre confirmation of Compulsory Purchase powers, as well as 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 Orders. We also provide Expert Witnesses to issue specific hearings during the promotion of DCOs.

Lands Chamber

In the event that compensation disputes cannot be settled a case may be referred to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) – formerly the Lands Tribunal.  Although we have an excellent record of resolving compensation settlements without referral to the Lands Chamber, our RICS qualified compensation specialists also have extensive experience of preparing Lands Chamber evidence and acting as Expert Witnesses in compensation hearings.

Our expertise ensures that we are a safe pair of hands whether representing acquiring authorities or claimants.