The nuisance of knotweed – the new Court of Appeal guidance on diminution in value

8th March 2023

The Court of Appeal in Davies v Bridgend County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 80 has re-considered the principles of nuisance in Japanese knotweed claims. This is the first major case on the subject matter since Network Rail Infrastructure Limited v Williams and Waistell [2018] EWCA Civ 1514. Vinesh Mistry and Felix Gibson discuss the impact of Davies on claims for diminution in value/ loss of amenity. They provide some guidance to those litigating claims for diminution in value and consider the future of the loss.

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