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Japanese Knotweed – A recent development

July 2018
Sarah Conroy and Jenny Havard

A decision by the UK Court of Appeal on 3 July last dismissed Network Rail’s appeal of the decision of Mr Recorder Grubb in Cardiff County Court on 2 February in relation to a number of private nuisance claims.

As previously discussed in an earlier article, Japanese Knotweed – What a nuisance, neighbours Stephen Williams and Robin Waistell received damages for nuisance caused by Network Rail’s failure to control the Japanese Knotweed that had encroached on to their land.

In this article, Sarah Conroy and Jennifer Havard provide an update on this decision and how the presence of Japanese Knotweed can cause damage on the land surrounding it.

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