This webinar explores cases involving Japanese Knotweed and how these fit into the law of nuisance. The position is clearer following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams  EWCA Civ 1514 but there are still many unanswered questions. The aim of the webinar is to give viewers a thorough overview of the issues that may arise and what evidence is needed to maximise a client’s prospects of success. The webinar also considers other claims involving Japanese Knotweed such as claims against sellers for misrepresentation and professional negligence claims against surveyors.
What even is Japanese Knotweed and why is it a problem?
Who may come under a duty of care and when? What is the duty?
What is required to discharge a duty of care?
What losses may be claimed? What about diminution in value of a property?
Other claims involving Japanese Knotweed: what about sellers who sell properties affected by Japanese Knotweed? What if a surveyor fails to spot it on a pre-purchase survey? How do these questions tie in to claims in nuisance?