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Dingle v Associated Newspapers: CA 1961

A defamation of the claimant had been published and then repeated by others. Held: The court discussed the logical impossibility of apportioning damage between different tortfeasors: ‘Where injury has been done to the plaintiff and the injury is indivisible, any tortfeasor whose act has been a proximate cause of the injury must compensate for the … Continue reading Dingle v Associated Newspapers: CA 1961

Bearmans Ltd v Metropolitan Police District Receiver: CA 1961

Sellers LJ said: ‘The second plaintiffs had paid some andpound;5,000 for that theft; and for their respective losses these plaintiffs sought to recover damages under the Riot (Damages) Act, 1886’ The court considered that a liberal approach was appropriate for the admissibility of hearsay evidence in civil proceedings. Judges: Sellers LJ, Devlin LJ Citations: [1961] … Continue reading Bearmans Ltd v Metropolitan Police District Receiver: CA 1961

Berry v British Transport Commission: CA 1961

The plaintiff had been prosecuted by the defendant for pulling the emergency cord on a train without proper cause. After acquittal and payment of part of her costs, she sued for malicious prosecution, saying the damages were the part of her defence costs not awarded. The defendant replied that this was not claimable loss. Held: … Continue reading Berry v British Transport Commission: CA 1961

Marren v Dawson Bentley and Co Ltd: 1961

Compensation was sought for injuries received in the course of employment. Held: The limitation period was to be calculated to have started on the day after the occurrence which founded the claim, the day itself being excluded from the calculation. Judges: Havers J Citations: [1961] 2 All ER 270, [1961] 2 QB 135 Statutes: Limitation … Continue reading Marren v Dawson Bentley and Co Ltd: 1961

Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 4 Aug 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – Acquisition of land and premises in connection with town centre redevelopment scheme – valuation – disturbance – business extinguishment – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5 rules (2) and (6) – Compensation determined at pounds 201,073 Judges: Paul Francis FRICS Citations: [2017] UKUT 269 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Land … Continue reading Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 4 Aug 2017

Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 23 Jun 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – Acquisition of land and premises in connection with town centre redevelopment scheme – valuation – disturbance – business extinguishment – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5 rules (2) and (6) – Compensation determined at pounds 201,073 Citations: [2017] UKUT 269 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Land Compensation Act 1961 5 … Continue reading Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 23 Jun 2017

Five Oaks Land Ltd v London Borough of Redbridge (Compensation – Limitation): UTLC 2 Dec 2021

Claim included in statement of case covering multiple references filed within time – notice of reference filed after expiry of limitation period – whether claim referred to Tribunal within time – s.1, Land Compensation Act 1961 – s.9, Limitation Act 1980 – rr.7 and 28, Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Lands Chamber) Rules 2010 Martin Rodger, … Continue reading Five Oaks Land Ltd v London Borough of Redbridge (Compensation – Limitation): UTLC 2 Dec 2021

Harris v Brights Asphalt Contractors Ltd: QBD 1953

The plaintiff was not to be prevented from recovering the costs of private medical treatment.It was argued and decided that (a) damages for the loss of earnings for the ‘lost years’ is nil, and (b) ‘the only relevance of earnings which would have been earned after death is that they are an element for consideration … Continue reading Harris v Brights Asphalt Contractors Ltd: QBD 1953

Mintblue Propertiesltd, Re: Re: Car Park of Former E-Mag Factory: UTLC 7 Apr 2016

UTLC Compensation – planning permission – compulsory acquisition of land required for new highway – appeal against certificate of appropriate alternative development restricting residential development to 100% affordable housing – development plan – material consideration of extant planning permission on balance of site – Land Compensation Act 1961, s18 – appeal allowed [2016] UKUT 172 … Continue reading Mintblue Propertiesltd, Re: Re: Car Park of Former E-Mag Factory: UTLC 7 Apr 2016

Pointe Gourde Quarrying and Transport Co Ltd v Sub-Intendant of Crown Lands: PC 29 Jul 1947

Under a wartime agreement in 1941 the UK government agreed to lease to the US Government land in Trinidad on which the US could establish a naval base. To do this the Crown acquired the Pointe Gourde land for its limestone quarry which would be used to provide materials to construct the air base. It … Continue reading Pointe Gourde Quarrying and Transport Co Ltd v Sub-Intendant of Crown Lands: PC 29 Jul 1947

Purnell v Purnell: 1961

Cairns J considered a request for the variation of a post-nuptial trust and said: ‘Now it is well established by authority that the variation may be such as to confer a benefit on a stranger to the settlement provided it also confers a benefit on . .

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Wilson v Liverpool Corporation: CA 1971

The claimants owned 74 acres of an area of 391 acres in Liverpool which the Corporation wanted to acquire for residential development. The authority acquired the land by agreement and made a compulsory purchase order in respect of the remainder. Held: The purpose of the Pointe Gourde principle is to prevent the compensation for the … Continue reading Wilson v Liverpool Corporation: CA 1971

Trocette Property Co Ltd v Greater London Council: CA 1974

Lawton LJ considered the scheme of compensation under the 1961 Act and said: ‘The assessment of compensation in cases such as this is a most difficult task calling for the judicial use of fertile imagination. Assumptions have to be made (see ss 14, 15 and 16) and some realities disregarded (eg any increase in value … Continue reading Trocette Property Co Ltd v Greater London Council: CA 1974

Ryde International Plc v London Regional Transport: CA 5 Mar 2004

The landowner had developed land which was then made the subject of compulsory purchase. The court was asked how the compensation was to be calculated. The landowner expected to sell the development as a whole. The respondent argued that the profit which a purchaser would build into that purchase should affect the compensation. Held: The … Continue reading Ryde International Plc v London Regional Transport: CA 5 Mar 2004

Nicholls v Highways Agency: LT 31 Dec 1997

LT COMPENSATION – simplified procedure – compulsory acquisition of grassland with hardstanding and shed – whether undertaking given at CPO inquiry that compensation would be assessed on cost of reinstatement – whether compensation to be assessed under r(5) of s 5 Land Compensation Act 1961 – whether compensation for reinstatement can be claimed as disturbance … Continue reading Nicholls v Highways Agency: LT 31 Dec 1997

Khan v Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council: UTLC 2 Nov 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – house acquired as part of wider regeneration programme – property in derelict condition – market value – cost of repair works – residual value – loss of rental income – whether basic loss payment calculated by reference to market value or whole claim – Land Compensation Act 1961 section … Continue reading Khan v Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council: UTLC 2 Nov 2017

Chiver v St Helens Borough Council: UTLC 9 Nov 2020

Compulsory Purchase – Business Extinguished By CPO – separate car showroom building not acquired – claim for lease breakage – whether evidence sufficient to show loss – pre-reference costs determined at pounds 198,959.65 – section 5, Land Compensation Act 1961 Citations: [2020] UKUT 303 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Land Compensation Act 1961 5 Jurisdiction: England … Continue reading Chiver v St Helens Borough Council: UTLC 9 Nov 2020

Boulder Bridge Lane Trust v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: UTLC 14 Mar 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – PLANNING PERMISSION – certificate of appropriate alternative development – compulsory purchase of former railway land – whether planning permission would have been granted for change of use of former operational building(s) said to be in Green Belt – conditions to be attached to agreed scrap yard and fuel recovery uses – ss. … Continue reading Boulder Bridge Lane Trust v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: UTLC 14 Mar 2017

C F and M G Roberts v South Gloucestershire District Council: LT 31 Dec 1994

LT COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase of land for the construction of a road – value – assumed planning permission – value of minerals – planning permission for a commercial minerals operation not granted or to be assumed – compensation assessed on basis of agricultural value at andpound;17,000 – Alternative valuation (Rule 50(4) Lands Tribunal Rules … Continue reading C F and M G Roberts v South Gloucestershire District Council: LT 31 Dec 1994

Meredith v King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council: UTLC 12 Jan 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase – Grade II Listed house in disrepair – owner’s failure to comply with Repairs Notice or Urgent Works Notice – development prospects – cost of repair and renovation – valuation – comparables – Section 5(2) Land Compensation Act 1961- compensation determined at andpound;125,000 Citations: [2017] UKUT 2 (LC) Links: Bailii … Continue reading Meredith v King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council: UTLC 12 Jan 2017

Hemingby Agricultural Traders Ltd and Another v East Lindsey District Council: UTLC 28 Oct 2010

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase of Grade II listed buildings in poor repair – valuation by comparables or residual method – cost of repair and reinstatement – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5, rule (2) – compensation determined at pounds 32,500 [2010] UKUT 390 (LC) Bailii Land Compensation Act 1961 England and Wales Land Updated: … Continue reading Hemingby Agricultural Traders Ltd and Another v East Lindsey District Council: UTLC 28 Oct 2010

Bond and Others v Dorset County Council: UTLC 11 Oct 2010

UTLC COMPENSATION – modification order – preliminary issue – leaseholder claimant – freeholder granting lease to another person on expiry of claimant’s lease – whether compensation could be claimed on basis that in the absence of the modification a new lease would have been granted to the claimant – held that it could not – … Continue reading Bond and Others v Dorset County Council: UTLC 11 Oct 2010

Michael v Salford City Council: UTLC 6 Sep 2016

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – site in Salford – CPO as part of wider scheme – planning permissions – methods of valuation – residual method preferred – profits of development claim rejected in addition to market value – basic loss and other costs – compensation awarded at andpound;321,702.61 – Section 5, Land Compensation Act … Continue reading Michael v Salford City Council: UTLC 6 Sep 2016

Phoenix Developments (Jpj) Ltd v Lancashire County Council: UTLC 26 Jan 2016

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – acquiring authority exercising option to purchase – purchase price determined by expert appointed under option agreement – land then vested by use of compulsory powers – reference for compensation – application to strike out – whether Tribunal has jurisdiction to determine compensation – section 1, Land Compensation Act 1961 … Continue reading Phoenix Developments (Jpj) Ltd v Lancashire County Council: UTLC 26 Jan 2016

Hall v London Borough of Hillingdon: UTLC 17 Nov 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory purchase – land acquired pursuant to a s.106 Agreement connected with major development of offices and park on reclaimed land – whether special value (if any) to developer to be left out of account under Pointe Gourde – estoppel – planning status – ransom value – hope value – disturbance – … Continue reading Hall v London Borough of Hillingdon: UTLC 17 Nov 2015

Tescan Ltd v Cornwall Council: UTLC 3 Nov 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – planning permission – certificate of appropriate alternative development – section 17 application for ‘full open market residential’ – section 18 appeal against a nil certificate – development plan – imminent revocation of saved structure plan policies at relevant valuation date – emerging local plan policies – material considerations – National Planning Policy … Continue reading Tescan Ltd v Cornwall Council: UTLC 3 Nov 2014

Kendon Packaging Ltd v Greater London Authority: UTLC 1 Jul 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory acquisition of land and commercial buildings in connection with the London Olympics 2012 – disturbance – loss of profits – increased costs of replacement premises – value for money – other temporary losses – directors’ time – pre-reference costs – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5, Rule (6) – Compensation andpound;360,596 … Continue reading Kendon Packaging Ltd v Greater London Authority: UTLC 1 Jul 2015

G and B Compressor Hire Ltd v The Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 May 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase of 0.49 acre waste transfer station required pursuant to the London 2012 Olympic Park development – disturbance – loss of opportunity to expand business – temporary loss of profits – additional costs of new site not providing value for money – increased costs due to temporary relocation – professional fees … Continue reading G and B Compressor Hire Ltd v The Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 May 2015

Edwards v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council: UTLC 14 Oct 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – Planning permission – Compulsory acquisition of land for village by-pass scheme – development potential – APPEAL under s.18 of the Land Compensation Act 1961 against a negative certificate issued pursuant to an application for a Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development under s.17 of the Act – Appeal allowed [2014] UKUT 435 (LC) … Continue reading Edwards v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council: UTLC 14 Oct 2014

Newell and others v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another; Fletcher Estates (Harlescott) Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another: HL 17 Feb 2000

Where a certificate of appropriate development was issued for land to be acquired compulsorily, the land was to be valued at the date of the proposal to acquire it compulsorily allowing a discount for any damage to the value incurred by the long expectation of that particular proposal and its consequences and not by reference … Continue reading Newell and others v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another; Fletcher Estates (Harlescott) Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another: HL 17 Feb 2000

Econometric Ltd and Others v Greater London Authority: UTLC 22 May 2014

COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – Acquisition of 0.67 acre waste transfer station in connection with the London 2012 Olympic Park development – valuation – rental value – treatment of tenant’s payment on entry into lease – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5, rule (2) – compensation determined at 1,475,000 pounds [2014] UKUT 219 (LC) Bailii … Continue reading Econometric Ltd and Others v Greater London Authority: UTLC 22 May 2014

Halpern and Others v Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 Mar 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase of 1.1 acre waste transfer site -planning assumptions – valuation – disturbance – extinguishment of business – pre-possession ‘shadow period’ losses – management time – re-investment costs – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5 rules (2) and (6), sections 14(3) and 16(3) and section 10A – compensation determined at andpound;2,580,747 … Continue reading Halpern and Others v Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 Mar 2014

Timec 1209 Llp v Salford City Council: UTLC 5 Nov 2021

COMPULSORY PURCHASE – COMPENSATION – office building acquired as part of comprehensive redevelopment of Salford City Centre – rule 2 value in no scheme world – s.5, Land Compensation Act 1961 – Compensation determined at pounds 5,597,500 [2021] UKUT 269 (LC) Bailii England and Wales Land Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.669251

JS Bloor (Wilmslow) Ltd v Homes and Communities Agency: UTLC 1 Jul 2013

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory purchase – land in agricultural use acquired as part of major 420 acre strategic business park development – planning assumptions under ss 14-17 of the Land Compensation Act 1961 – whether permission to be assumed on basis that land ‘allocated’ in development plan – whether planning permission to be assumed under … Continue reading JS Bloor (Wilmslow) Ltd v Homes and Communities Agency: UTLC 1 Jul 2013

GPE (Hanover Square) Ltd v Transport for London: UTLC 28 May 2013

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory purchase – preliminary issue – freehold and long leasehold interests subject to occupational leases – whether value of interests to be assessed on assumption that terms of leases were as they would have been if no proposal to acquire – held they should not – Land Compensation Act 1961 ss 5 … Continue reading GPE (Hanover Square) Ltd v Transport for London: UTLC 28 May 2013

Waters and others v Welsh Development Agency: HL 29 Apr 2004

Land was to be compulsorily purchased. A large development required the land to be used to create a nature reserve. The question was how and if at all the value of the overall scheme should be considered when assessing the compensation for this plot. Held: ‘All that was necessary, since it was clear that the … Continue reading Waters and others v Welsh Development Agency: HL 29 Apr 2004

Graham v The Council of The City of Newcastle Upon Tyne: UTLC 20 Jan 2010

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory purchase – open storage land acquired as part of Morrisons foodstore – whether Case 2 of First Schedule to Land Compensation Act 1961 applies where other land not developed in accordance with current development plan – whether demand for foodstore existed – whether land required for foodstore would have been made … Continue reading Graham v The Council of The City of Newcastle Upon Tyne: UTLC 20 Jan 2010

Transport for London (London Underground Ltd) v Spirerose Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009

Compulsory Purchase Compensation – Land As it Is The House considered the basis of calculation of compensation on the compulsory purchase of land without planning permission, but where permission would probably be granted. The appellant challenged the decision which had treated the probability as equal to certainty. Held: The appeal succeeded. The land should not … Continue reading Transport for London (London Underground Ltd) v Spirerose Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009

Secretary of State for Environment v Fletcher Estates (Harlescott) Limited and Secretary of State for Environment v Newell; Longmore and Longmore (the Executors of J V Longmore): CA 11 Jun 1998

Land was to be valued at the date of the proposal to acquire it compulsorily allowing a discount for any damage to the value incurred by the long expectation of that particular proposal and its consequences and not by reference to another proposal . .