Disputing the status of a Listed Building

Paul represented a Local Authority in a dispute regarding Listed Building status of a historic building; involving the identification and description of the building and the enforceability of the Grade 2 listing.

The building’s owner had already carried out a significant amount of work to the building, demolishing large parts of it, before civil proceedings to prevent further damage were called. The owner maintained that the Listed Building status applied to a different building nearby.

The case, in which Paul appeared at County Court and the Court of Appeal, involved him in:

  • consulting advisers from English Heritage
  • seeking expert advice from leading authorities on Listed Buildings.