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Land, Planning & Environment Courts

Ecological expert witness services for land, planning and environment courts

Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd as a service-focused consultancy consistently provide the highest possible standard of technical advice and reporting in all aspects of our ecological expert witness advice to contested legal matters.

Specialist Technical Reports

BAAM carries out studies and prepares specialist technical reports relied on by our expert witnesses in court matters.

These can range from reporting on a single site inspection to complex reporting of many weeks of detailed field survey. In particular, it is not simply the ability to accurately list species presence or absence that represents our strength, it is our ability to interpret results, define the relevance of results to legislation and determine the implications for relevant matters and grounds of an appeal.

BAAM’s technical reports are always of rigorous scientific content and are noted to be clear, concise and relevant to the issue before the court.

Our expertise and experience allows us to:

  1. Identify the technical issues and grounds of relevance to the contested matter;
  2. Frame investigations that are time and cost effective to meet individual case requirements; and
  3. Address any technical deficiencies/problems relevant to each case in an efficient and timely manner.

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Joint Expert Reports

BAAM’s ecological expert witness specialists have participated in numerous expert meetings and produced subsequent joint reports which detail where areas of agreement have been achieved and clearly stipulate the details and issues of areas of disagreement.

The clear identification of disagreement and relevance of the issues before the court allows our experts to then focus on the areas of disagreement to inform the mediation process (where relevant) and the expert’s evidence where required.

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Participation in the mediation process

BAAM’s ecological expert witness specialists participate fully in the mediation process, understanding that the role of mediation is to identify issues, examine options and alternatives, and endeavour to reach agreement. Through our expertise we can identify those issues that can be resolved and those matters that warrant contesting.

Experts Court Report (Statement of Evidence)

BAAM has provided ecological expert witness services for land, planning and environment courts for over 10 years with considerable success in achieving results that have aided clients in reaching resolution over complex environmental matters.

Our in-house expertise ensures that all statements of evidence are fully informed and scientifically sound or based on considerable experience and expertise with the relevant matter/s.

Having the support of a range of ecological experts and GIS capability allows our reports to address all aspects of relevant issues and provide clear figures and concise opinions.

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Evidence in Chief

Our ecological expert witness specialists have been proven to provide sound and confident evidence in chief. Our experience and expertise enables confident responses on relevant matters and questions. We ensure that we only provide comment on areas of relevance to our expertise and the contested grounds of each appeal.
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land, planning  & environment courts

BAAM Offers the following key services in this area:

  • Specialist Technical Reports
  • Joint Expert Reports
  • Participation in the Mediation Process
  • Experts Court Report (Statement of Evidence)
  • Evidence in Chief