- Japanese Knotweed and the growth of an actionable nuisance (Waistell v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited; Williams v Network Rail Infrastructure)
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Environment analysis: Will the landmark ruling in Waistell v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited; Williams vs Network Rail Infrastructure open the floodgates for so-called wheelbarrow chasers who have Japanese Knotweed (JKW) growing near their home? Andy Creer, barrister at Hardwicke, who acted in the case, considers the wider implications of this case and argues that the judgment confirms that homeowners can sue neighbours simply because they have JKW in close proximity to their home.
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