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Surveyors Acting as Advocates (Scotland)

Surveyors acting as advocates, 1st edition practice statement, 2nd edition guidance note (Scotland)

When acting as a surveyor-advocate you owe duties to your client. However, you also owe a duty to the tribunal to act properly and fairly and to assist in the maintenance of the integrity of the tribunal’s process. You must not engage in discreditable behaviour, or behaviour prejudicial to the tribunal’s process. This document applies only to Scotland.

What's covered?

  • Acting as a surveyor-advocate, and instructions
  • Other duties
  • Conduct as to statements of case, and submissions
  • Conduct as to evidence
  • Conduct in relation to the tribunal
  • A ‘dual role’: surveyor-advocate and expert witness
  • Case preparation and preliminaries
  • Evidence and document