Rights Over Land & Compensation


We have extensive experience acting for land owners and occupiers against utility companies, acquiring authorities and private companies who are looking to acquire rights over land.


These situations may occur for a multitude of reasons including the installation of water pipes, electricity lines, gas pipes, telephone masts or compulsory purchase of land for road schemes amongst others. As well as helping to assess any compensation that is due to you, we will act on your behalf to ensure that the correct procedures are being followed and that the correct levels of payments are being offered. Best of all, in the majority of cases our fees will be covered by the other side.

Our work does not stop at utility companies and we are able to act on your behalf in negotiations with third parties looking to acquire rights over your land. Recent examples include negotiations for private easements to locate a solar park grid connection and a sewer pipe to connect a housing development on a client’s land.

We offer the following services for Rights over Land and Compensation:

  • Negotiation of accommodation works and mitigation of scheme impacts
  • Route negotiation (pipelines, telecoms and electrical apparatus)
  • Negotiation of compound areas and opportunities for betterment
  • Ongoing scheme management
  • Negotiation of compensation
  • Negotiation of 3rd party rights and Heads of Terms for Options and Easements
  • Negotiation with Western Power Distribution over moving apparatus

Key Contacts


Mike Cluley


01684 853 402

Alyssia Thomas


01684 853 400