From planning inquiries to civil and criminal cases involving trees, Cheshire Woodlands has the expertise to present evidence on a full range of tree related issues.
Trees can be a source of conflict, occasionally leading to arbitration or litigation. We offer a comprehensive expert witness service, employing qualified and experienced consultants to represent clients’ interests in all aspects of arboriculture, from the initial instruction and case assessment, through to completion.
Our consultants are fully conversant with the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules and the professional, ethical and procedural duties placed on the expert and we pride ourselves both on the quality of our written evidence and the calibre of our oral evidence. We place great emphasis on training and continuing professional development and you can be confident that our consultants’ opinions will be informed by current legislative provisions, guidance, research, and legal precedents.
We have a long history of presenting written and oral evidence to tribunals, hearings, inquiries and in the civil and criminal courts, both as independent and single joint expert witnesses in the following areas:
Cheshire Woodlands use of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment has proved invaluable. It has helped us to retain trees that were condemned by another advisor. They have used measurable data to provide us with a valid tree risk assessment.
What professional background do you have as an Expert witness?
Our consultants hold a range of qualifications from certificates to professional diplomas and degrees. Mike Ellison and Glyn Thomas are experienced in providing a wide range of expert evidence in relation to neighbour disputes, subsidence damage, trees and the planning system, work related accidents, and tree safety management.