Boundary dispute on agricultural land

Paul was instructed on a Direct Public Access basis by the owners of a field adjoining a house in a hearing to determine damages, following a preliminary finding that the clients had trespassed on a neighbouring development site.

The neighbour claimed a sum in excess of £0.5 m for the loss of development value of their land at a time of rising property values and a sum in the region of £200,000 in legal costs incurred in the course of the protracted proceedings. The matter was prepared for a contested hearing with evidence from several experts but a favourable negotiated settlement was achieved shortly before the trial date.