Expert Witness

The Scott Cawley Directors are regularly requested by both private and public sector clients to provide expert technical advice to various aspects of the planning process both for plans and programmes. We have received training in delivering ecological information in such environments and in carrying out and  being subject to cross-examination. We have participated in oral hearings in proposed major developments across the state including Cherrywood SDZ, National Children's Hospital and Cruise Liner berth in Dun Laoghaire harbour. 

 

Specific surveys include: 

  • Provision of technical expert services for government departments and local authorities at oral hearings/public inquiries.
  • Preparation of Briefs of Evidence; 
  • Assistance in mediation sessions. 

Click here to inquire about these services.

This Week

15th Feb 2017: Temperatures are still mild. Tits and Jackdaws already breeding and any hedgerow removal should be preceded by approporiate surveys to ensure compliance with Wildlife Acts.  HIbernation surveys for bats still valid despite mild days. Early spring woodland flowers already started and frogspawn noted in some sites but main breeding surge does not seem to have started yet.

We are looking for an ECOLOGIST with 1-3 years ecological consultancy experience. Do you have ecological consultancy experience? Are you a MCIEEM member (or eligible to be one)? Know your Festuca from your Fallopia?  Get in touch!!

 

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