Utilities and compulsory purchase

How often has your doorstep been darkened by somebody in a fluorescent yellow jacket telling you they want to claim an easement or put a pipeline or telecommunications cable across your land. It always seems that they wish to do it three weeks before the harvest is due and have cavalier contractors who couldn’t care less how much damage they cause.

The Professional Services Team has been acting for land owners against utility companies and in compulsory purchase matters for over 20 years for telecommunications installations, mobile phone masts, wind turbines, gas and water pipelines and road scheme compensation claims.

Andrew Robinson has appeared at Public Inquiries for clients and regularly undertakes complex compulsory purchase scheme valuations and compensation settlement cases. Acted for both private land owners and acquiring authorities, he has also acted as a single joint expert in a pre Lands Tribunal dispute resolution scenario.