Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 168 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2010] EWHC 1014 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Seymour QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Riyad Dookhy (instructed by Clapham Law Chambers) for the claimant.
  Michael Daiches (instructed by Thames Water legal department) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 14 May 2010


Trespass to land - Sewer - Water and sewerage undertakers - Water main - Accidental trespass - Damages - Scope and description of works carried out - s 159.

The Case

Trespass to land Sewer. The Queen's Bench Division gave a ruling in relation to the precise scope and description of works carried out by the defendant in circumstances where the defendant had admitted that the carrying out of those works had amounted to a trespass for which it was liable to pay damages, notification not having been given to the owner of the premises.

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