Cooke v Ingram: 1893

Wright J said: ‘There is nothing in the original grant of the way which expressly limits the grantee to one line of access or to access only at the points, if any where his land actually adjoined the new way. And the parties certainly acted from the first upon the construction that the grantee was not limited to the shorter line of access, for the track always in fact used was not the shortest. In the absence of any such express limitation and of anything to shew that the right as claimed is unreasonable or destructive of the object of the grant I am unable to see any ground on which any obligation to elect one particular line of access can be implied’.


Wright J


(1893) 68 LT 671


England and Wales

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CitedEmmett v Sisson CA 3-Feb-2014
Appeal against judgment in boundary dispute involving a private driveway.
Held: The appeal failed. ‘The respondents are entitled to exercise the ‘relative luxury’ of the ample right to gain both vehicular and pedestrian access to their land . .
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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.561492