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Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v S Williams & R Waistell




The Court of Appeal has confirmed that damages are recoverable in nuisance for the encroachment of Japanese Knotweed on the neighbouring land.  Nicola Atkins acted as a junior counsel (led by Stephen Tromans QC) for the Second Respondent homeowner in an appeal brought by Network Rail.

You can read the full judgment here

 

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