11/05/2023 5:30 PM

Arrested development? How the law can curtail real estate development

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court made a notable addition to the list of potential legal obstacles standing in the way of real estate development in the UK. As a result of the decision in Fearne and Others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery, the law of nuisance was extended to include a new category of claim: visual intrusion.

Kennedys' real estate litigation and planning team are therefore hosting an in-person seminar on Thursday 11 May at our London office, to provide a practical understanding of the potential impact of the recent legal developments in this area.

We will be covering:

  • How worried real estate developers, investors and funders should be about the after effects of this decision.
  • How it interacts with the other tried and tested means of challenging potential development projects, such as rights to light and restrictive freehold covenants.
  • Whether there is a risk that a newly energised challenge on one or more of these grounds cast a shadow on the prospect of obtaining planning permission for the new development as well.

If you would like to register your interest in this event, please contact our events team.