Private Rights of Way, Easements, Public Footpaths, Highways

We have gained extensive experience advising clients in connection with easements, particularly rights of way, both in respect of private rights of access, such as those over footpaths, driveways and private roads, and in respect of public rights over footpaths and highways.

Some rights are formally documented and recorded at HM Land Registry but many are undocumented and have been established by implication at the time of a sale or partition of land (under the rule in Wheeldon v Burrows or as an easement of necessity) or have been acquired through long use over the years by Prescription. We can advise you as to whether or not rights do actually exist and, if they do, the nature and extent of those rights.

We are also often consulted when established rights are being interfered with or in connection with actual or proposed changes to the use of an existing right of way, particularly when there is an increase in the level of use or where the right is to be used for a different purpose.

We do not charge for an initial consultation and can usually respond to all telephone or e-mail enquiries within 24 hours.

Call 01305 866162 to speak to an adviser today or, alternatively, go to the Contact Us page and send your enquiry to us by e-mail.