Boundary disputes with a neighbour can be stressful and time consuming. Unfortunately, they can also be unavoidable.
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team recognises that these disputes can feel personal and urgent, directly affecting your quality of life. As an experienced team, dedicated to finding cost-effective solutions, we are committed to providing appropriate support when you need it most.
How we can help
We can assist with a wide variety of boundary disputes including:
- Challenges to the position of boundary features, such as fences, walls and hedge growth;
- Allegations that adjacent owners have built unlawfully on neighbouring land;
- Disagreements over rights of way (easements), for example shared access routes and access to land;
- Neighbours failing to maintain boundaries;
- ‘Party Wall Act’ disputes.
Our aim is to give you the perspective you need to make informed decisions about how to move forward. We are happy to have an initial phone discussion, without obligation on you, to ascertain how best we can assist. We offer initial consultations to new clients at reduced rates, providing face-to-face or virtual meeting advice, followed up in writing.
Negotiating between parties
Where appropriate we explore alternative means of dispute resolution (ADR) at the outset. If mediation offers the best chance of achieving a successful resolution, we refer clients to trusted, accredited mediators, with proven track records.
We provide costs information up front and will assist you in looking at different funding options, including the availability of legal expenses insurance (LEI).
Our experienced and skilled litigators will support and guide you through the dispute resolution process in a professional manner. We focus on resolving disputes quickly and proportionately without the need to resort to the expense of litigation if it can be avoided. If a court ordered remedy is the only realistic solution, we will ensure you get the advice and assistance you need.
We routinely represent clients in matters before the High Court, County Court, at arbitration, and within tribunal proceedings. We use carefully selected barristers and have access to a wide range of trusted experts to assist in case investigation.
Recognised and recommended
Our Property Litigation services and lawyers are recognised in The Legal 500 UK for providing service that is ‘knowledgeable, professional, communicative and collaborative’.