This two day intensive in-house legal training programme is delivered by lawyers experienced in training parties presenting at oral hearings and public inquiries.
Oral hearings are a critical part of legal proceedings, and preparation is key to success. Discover strategies for effective communication and persuasion in this comprehensive course.
This course focuses on the procedures at an oral hearing, the order of events, the roles and functions of the different participants and the process of giving evidence.
It will deal with the expectations of the different participants and will also address the techniques lawyers use to disconcert and discredit witnesses. Attendees experience presenting a scheme in a mock oral hearing role-play and experience being cross examined on a case study related to their area of work.
An oral hearing can deal with:
- a planning appeal,
- a valid objection to a CPO (compulsory purchase order)
- a referral (a Planning Authority refers a request for declaration, as to whether something is ‘development or exempted development’, to the Board) or
- an application for strategic infrastructure development.
This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland
Different professionals will be required to give evidence at oral hearings to ensure they are in compliance with proper planning principles and sustainable development. This is a daunting prospect for those who are unused to the rigours of questioning by other experts and skilled lawyers.
The legal training gives delegates a clear understanding of the procedures at an oral hearing, the process of giving evidence and an opportunity to be cross-examined on a typical scheme presented at a hearing.
This course will be particularly beneficial to:
Air Quality Consultants
Groundwater and Surface Water Consultants
Noise, Vibration and Acoustics Consultant
Occupational Health Consultant
Soils and Geology Consultants
And any other person making submissions or observations to the Board (in accordance with Planning Acts and Regulations)
On this legal training course you will learn the importance of evidence and how it has potential of establishing or proving a fact.
Our trainers will show you how to break down your case into each of its elements and decide what evidence you will use to establish each part.
You will understand the importance of never assuming that someone else will provide the evidence, or that the Board will already know something. You will learn how to explain to the Board in clear terms how this evidence impacts your case.
The course was very practical and gave good preparation for what to expect in an Oral Hearing.
The material was very relevant. I know I will refer back to the notes again. The course was given at a very good pace while still allowing for discussion and questions throughout. Clear strong knowledge and practical experience of Oral Hearings. All questions were answered.
We work with a wide panel of specialist trainers, all chosen based on their experience and knowledge, experience both in practice and as trained trainers. The majority of our trainers are experienced...Read Bio