Surveyors acting as advocates

The current edition of Surveyors acting as advocates (2nd edition professional statement; 3rd edition guidance note) is effective from 1 June 2017.

The professional statement sets out the core duties expected of the surveyor-advocate. It applies where you agree (whether in writing or orally) to act as a surveyor-advocate before any tribunal in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

The guidance note offers guidance on fundamental aspects of advocacy practice. It outlines general duties and roles and offers best practice advice on, among other things, case preparation and preliminaries, evidence and documents, and hearings.

A client guide (a stand-alone electronic version of the professional statement) is also available.