Commercial Property | 23rd March 2018

Touché – A fencing easement

We lawyers often come across fencing covenants in transfer deeds and conveyances, both old and modern. They usually provide that one party promised to maintain...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 29th September 2017

Going Underground – Basement Excavations and Permitted Development Rights

Many planning authorities, particularly London boroughs, are having to deal with an increasing number of ‘digdowns’, as soaring house prices lead homeowners and developers to...

Anne Bridger

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 28th September 2017

Is Feudalism Really a Thing of the Past?

Legislation aims to keep up with growth and changes in society. In consequence it can be extensive. We have seen 31 Acts passed onto the...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 27th September 2017

Land Ownership: Law Commission Reform Proposals

It was announced in 2016 that the Government will bring forward proposals to respond to the recommendations of the Law Commission’s report on “Making Land...

Tamzin Mandelli

Partner, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2017

Push the button – actionable interference with a right of...

Installing a gate across the route of a right of way is always an interference but when does it become an actionable interference? The answer...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2017

Haystacks hiding homes : Concealed development – a reminder of...

In the not so distant past, it was possible to achieve a lawful status for an unauthorised development, notwithstanding concealment and deception. Now, following judgments...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2017

The Sun Continues to Shine on Town and Village Greens

The Commons Act 2006 permits anyone to apply to register land as a town and village green where a significant number of people from a...

Gaenor Thomas

Associate, Commercial Property