Noise Myth:

My neighbours are too afraid to give evidence in an ASB, nuisance claim that I have initiated. l have been told that I will need a Solicitor to find an Expert to submit an Expert Report to Court.

 

Fact:

Absolutely not! Environmental Health Practitioners are authorised by local Councils to identify and abate nuisances under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Many also work independently and can be instructed by any individual or company to carry out investigations and provide expert advice for planning, licensing hearings or for cases in the Magistrates or County and High Courts. In legal actions, all Experts have an overriding duty to the Court, but this does not mean that they cannot take direct instructions. Book a Noisedirect consultation today to found out more

All advice provided relates solely to professional matters in accordance with the statutory defined role of Environmental Health Practitioners, for the assessment of conditions that can give rise to nuisance or impact adversely on public health. Any such advice should not be construed as legal representation or advocacy on behalf of any party.

 

 

 

 



Expert Witness

Generally an expert witness, is a professional witness, who by virtue of his/her education, training, skill, or experience, is recognised to have expertise and specialised knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially and legally rely upon the witness's specialised opinion about a fact or issue within the scope of his/her expertise. Experts are often required to give an expert opinion, to assist a fact-finder (in a tribunal or hearing) usually in the form of an Expert Report. Experts can also be called in person at hearings and tribunals. More often experts can be invaluable in helping individuals or companies gather evidence, submitting planning and licensing applications.  


At Noisedirect our experts are all members of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and other professional bodies (such as the Chartered Institute of Housing, RICS and RTPI). All our experts hold degree qualifications or above and have 10 years minimum professional expertise in their particular discipline. At Noisedirect it is compulsory for our Experts to maintain their knowledge and expertise through proof of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

All Noisedirect Experts are qualified and experienced Environmental Health Practitioners with extensive experience of identifying, assessing and abating statutory nuisance, and safeguarding impact to amenity. Due to Noisedirect’s unique geographically diverse service, our Experts have more direct experience of noise issues than other professionals, and are skilled in attending Magistrates, County and High Court hearings as well as Planning and Licensing Committees and appeals. At Noisedirect we can tailor our service to meet individual needs. Whether you need a desktop review of a planning statement, a licence application, need a nuisance assessment or Expert Report to comply with civil or criminal procedure rules, our skilled Experts can provide clear, concise, professional expert advice.  To instruct a Noisedirect Expert contact us

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