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Neighbour Disputes

Law and Practice
Kevin Kennedy
Availability: Published

Disputes between neighbours can be emotionally charged, protracted and complex. Dealing with such disputes often involves advising in several areas of law. Neighbour Disputes provides a practical and concise guide to the law and procedure in relation to the most commonly occurring disputes.

The book sets out the causes of action and remedies available to those involved in a dispute. It offers:

  • guidance on resolving disputes and obtaining redress
  • coverage of topics including:
    • boundaries
    • party walls
    • access to neighbouring land
    • easements
    • covenants
    • adverse possession
    • trespass
    • nuisance
    • injunctions
    • planning permission
    • anti-social behaviour
    • the conduct of litigation and alternative dispute resolution
    • the court's approach to neighbour disputes
  • extracts of relevant statutes and useful precedents, including forms, statements and orders, all appended on CD for ease of use.


‘Until one reads Kevin Kennedy's excellent book, most practitioners would not realise quite now many situations involve neighbourly relations. It is a useful addition to the contentious property lawyer's library.’



  1. 1. Boundaries
  2. 2. Party walls and the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
  3. 3. Access to neighbouring land
  4. 4. Adverse possession
  5. 5. Easements
  6. 6. Covenants
  7. 7. Frequent problems
  8. 8. Trespass and nuisance
  9. 9. Injunctions
  10. 10. Anti-social behaviour
  11. 11. Planning permission and covenants
  12. 12. Litigation issues
  13. 13. Venue, the court's approach and ADR
  14. 14. Seeking help
  15. Appendices.

About the Author

Kevin Kennedy is a partner at Clarke Willmott, specialising in disputes between neighbours, agricultural and private client disputes. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association, the Agricultural Law Association and the Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association.




Dispute resolution




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Paperback + CD
240 Pages