Executive Forum: Just Terms Compensation - Understanding Expert Reports (N190716)

9:00am Tuesday, 16 July 2019
11:00am Tuesday, 16 July 2019
API Training Room - Sydney
Level 3, 60 York Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

API members preparing compensation assessments arising from compulsory acquisition are increasingly required to consider, in detail, the content of expert reports in disciplinary areas such as planning, geology, threatened species, hydrology, engineering, architecture and more.

Both the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 and the API's Valuation and Property Standards require Members undertaking the compensation assessments to independently review such expert reports and form a view as to whether the reports should be used to inform the Member’s compensation assessment.

Responsibility lies with API members when preparing compensation assessments to not merely take unquestioningly the content of such expert reports, but to form their own view as to the appropriateness of the assumptions in the circumstances and the qualifications and experience of the author of the expert reports.


  • Patricia Lane, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers
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Pat Lane

Patricia Lane
Level 22 Chambers

Patricia Lane is a barrister and senior lecturer in law at Sydney University. Patricia practises in the areas of property, environmental and commercial law using experts in a variety of disciplines, and in cases involving multiple experts at first instance and on appeal. She has presented seminars on expert evidence for both experts and lawyers, particularly in respect of the practice areas of valuation and native title. She teaches property, equity, contracts, native title and interpretation. Patricia was formerly a member of the National Native Title Tribunal, and has consulted internationally in relation to land and natural resource issues. Patricia has also acted as an arbitrator in respect of land access arrangements under the Mining Act 1992.


8:30amRegistration opens
9:00amSeminar commences
11:00amSemminar concludes

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