HiDef undertakes peer review of ecological methods, analysis and reports provided to our clients by other consultancies.
Peer review provides a common sense check of risks to the project. Often the technical and legal jargon can be confusing and mask a clearly structured argument lying therein. A fresh pair of technical eyes can often assist in teasing out the key points of argument and provide reassurance that the process is being followed in the correct manner.
Overall, the benefit to the client is a reduction in risk and peace of mind knowing additional support is behind their project. Our approach to peer review is to provide positive feedback, not only recognising where work has been undertaken well, but providing suggestions for improvements, not criticism alone. Thus a HiDef peer review, can also provide support to an existing ES production and legal review team and can be integrated in to that team where necessary.