If you have been notified of an intended compulsory purchase of land that you own, or access or alterations to it, generally under the Public Works Act, it is advisable that you seek legal advice.
We act for landowners affected by proposed acquisitions of land under the Public Works Act. We understand these situations can be very testing and stressful for owners and we aim to provide straightforward and sensible advice. We help our clients to understand the options available to them, the process involved and to secure sufficient compensation in appropriate cases. Where there is a compulsory acquisition, reasonable legal fees or costs must be reimbursed by the acquiring authority. In many cases, this may mean that our services to you are cost-neutral.
The principal, Adina Thorn, is well regarded in the specialist field of property litigation and has extensive experience resolving disputes involving local authorities and land compensation claims.