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Japanese Knotweed

Damages Amenity value – not diminution in value Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 Summary Network Rail was liable in private nuisance (i.e. by reason of an unlawful interference with the claimants- amenity right to enjoy their respective properties) for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent Japanese knotweed on its land from blighting domestic properties next to its railway embankment, but not for diminution of market value (which would have been pure economic loss). The…

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