My role: Expert planning witness
The case: This was a civil claim made against another planning consultancy (my client) by its former client, the landowner.
Consent for a scheme had been obtained, but the landowner subsequently objected to the level of fee being charged for the work carried out. I assessed the charges based on my long experience and confirmed that they were not excessive. I then met with the opposition's counterpart to negotiate an agreed position.
The outcome: The case was settled out-of-court.