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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Damages and causation in Japanese Knotweed cases – article by Daniel Webb

On 8 May 2024, the Supreme Court gave judgment on a case of private nuisance where there had been encroachment of Japanese Knotweed (“JKW”): Davies v Bridgend CBC [2024] UKSC 15. The Supreme Court vindicated the Defendant’s position, rejected twice in the County Court and again in the Court of Appeal, that damages for diminution in value to the Claimant’s land caused by encroachment prior to the Defendant’s breach of duty are not recoverable. In short, we have a return to orthodoxy: if loss precedes breach, then that breach cannot have caused that loss.

To read more on what this judgment means for cases involving Japanese Knotweed, click here to read the full article by Daniel Webb.