Court of Appeal upholds decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in Pylons compensation case

Matthew Fletcher, 18th February, 2014

On 18th February 2014, The Court of Appeal heard National Grid's appeal against the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) decision to award compensation to our Arnold White Estates for losses caused by the grant of a necessary wayleave under Schedule 4 of the Electricity Act 1989.

Compensation had been awarded in the sum of £5,829,476 by the Upper Tribunal, being the contract sum Arnold White Estates would have otherwise received under a conditional contract for the sale of its development site but for the grant of the necessary wayleave. You can review our previous 'Update' article relating to this case by clicking here.

The Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR, Briggs LJ and Sir Stanley Burnton) upheld the decision of the Upper Tribunal - you can review the full judgment by clicking here.

All related enquiries should be submitted to Matthew Fletcher who acted for the successful party in this case.

Robin Purchas QC and Rupert Reed Instructed by: BERWIN LEIGHTON PAISNER LLP for the APPELLANT (National Grid)

David Elvin QC and Katie Helmore Instructed by: GOSSCHALKS - Matthew Fletcher for the RESPONDENT (Arnold White Estates)

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