Writing Statements of Case

27 June 2017
Showroom Workstation, Sheffield
10am till 4.30pm

A well written and prepared statement of case is key to maximising your chances of success when submitting orders for determination by the Secretary of State. This in depth course is delivered by an experienced and successful practitioner will lead you into good practice with case studies, examples, high quality handouts and advice. It is essential training for anyone involved in the inquiry or hearing process.

Main topics

  • The statement of case within the Hearings and Inquiries Procedure Rules
  • Writing an effective text, what to include, what goes elsewhere
  • Presenting and honing your argument
  • Using appendices and assembling an ‘inquiry bundle’
  • Managing the workload to reduce input from referral to Inquiry

Learning Outcomes

  • Clear understanding of the role of the statement of case
  • Appreciation of how to write a statement for maximum effect
  • Awareness of good practice in presentation of evidence
  • Awareness of managing workload for optimum use of resources


Intermediate : for delegates with some prior knowledge of the subject

The course is designed for Rights of Way Officers, legal officers or solicitors, especially  acting as advocate in rights of way cases;  anyone needing an update or refresher in knowledge or guidance about current practice.


Helen Denton has been a Definitive Map Officer with Hertfordshire County Council for over twelve years.  She has extensive experience of evaluating evidence and applying the legal tests in processing modification and diversion orders and in representing the authority at public inquiries.


Room 5
Showroom Workstation
5 Paternoster Row
S1 2BX

Showroom Workstation  is a few minutes walk from the Sheffield’s central railway and bus stations and tram hub.  (Walkit directions from railway.)  Closest city centre parking is expensive so car travellers may wish to consider using the Park and Ride.

Room 5 is accessed through the cafe.


All prices exclude VAT

Members £245
Non-members £340

Contact Geri Coop training@iprow.co.uk for a booking form or with any questions.