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Severn Trent Water Ltd v Barnes

LTL 13/5/2004; [2004] 26 EG 194 2004-05-13

Where a water company had laid water mains under land without giving statutory notice to a landowner, a judge was right to approach the assessment of compensatory damages by treating the likely reasonable outcome of any negotiations that would have taken place had the notice been served prior to the works being done as the fair price. However, there was no proper basis for a