Our Services

Compulsory Purchase & Compensation

Our Compulsory Purchase and Compensation lawyers advise business and property owners and occupiers affected by Compulsory Purchase on a range of matters and issues.

  • Claimants’ entitlements to compensation under the Compensation Code
  • Petitioning to Select Committee before a bill is granted royal assent
  • Strategic responses to General Vesting Declarations and preparing and serving counter-notices in response
  • Advising claimants on statutory blight and making blight applications on their behalf, settling blight claims and referring such claims to the Upper Tribunal where necessary
  • Atypical property sales to the Acquiring Authority
  • Acting for claimants where there has been breach of assurances and/or misstatements by the Acquiring Authority
  • Resolving compensation claims via Alternative Dispute Resolution, principally Independent Expert Determination
  • Referrals to the Upper Tribunal for determination
  • Negotiating contracts for compensation ahead of possession
  • Advising on various legal issues arising during the course of a compensation claim
  • Advising, and acting for, claimants in applications under discretionary compensation schemes eg. HS2’s Need to Sell scheme and Rural Support Zone scheme
  • Processing Advance Payments of Compensation

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