Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr – WLR Daily

Posted June 17th, 2009 in law reports, oil wells, trespass by sally

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr [2009] EWCA Civ 579; [2009] WLR (D) 187

“A party, under licence from the Crown to search for, bore and obtain oil, which drilled and used pipelines to extract the oil from land without the grant of permission by the owner of the paper title in exclusive possession of that land, committed a trespass, although such trespass was purely technical in that no interference was effected on the landowner’s use or enjoyment of his land, nor did the latter have any rights to the oil which belonged exclusively to the Crown and its licensee.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2009

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Mass arrests over power station protest raise civil liberties concerns – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2009 in demonstrations, environmental protection, news, trespass by sally

“Police have carried out what is thought to be the biggest pre-emptive raid on environmental campaigners in British history, arresting 114 people believed to be planning direct action at a coal-fired power station.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2009

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Stansted protesters sentenced to community service amid threat of £2m damages claim – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in airports, demonstrations, news, sentencing, trespass by sally

“A group of climate change protesters who brought Stansted airport to a standstill after occupying a taxiway in December were sentenced yesterday, as it emerged that they and others who joined them face the threat of being sued for more than £2m in damages.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

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Field Common Ltd v Elmbridge Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted September 2nd, 2008 in damages, injunctions, law reports, trespass by sally

Field Common Ltd v Elmbridge Borough Council [2008] EWHC 2079 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 298

“The correct approach to the assessment of damages on a landowner’s claim against a council in respect of its tenants’ trespasses was the hypothetical negotiation approach, based on what the council would have paid on a hypothetical negotiation between the claimant and the council for the grant to the council of the necessary rights.”

WLR Daily, 1st September 2008

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Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2008 in law reports, oil wells, trespass by sally

Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another [2008] EWHC 1756 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D); [2008] WLR (D) 258

“Access to land to remove oil vested in the Crown from beneath the subsoil, without obtaining access rights from the owner of the land, amounted to an actionable trespass entitling the landowner to compensation, which was to be assessed on the basis of what would be fair and reasonable between willing parties.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2008

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Fayed strikes oil in the high court – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2008 in news, oil wells, trespass by sally

“He is a hotelier, football club chairman and the owner of Harrods, but until now, as far as he knew, the multimillionaire Mohamed Al Fayed was not an oilman.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2008

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Shepherds Bush Housing Association v Porter – Times Law Reports

Posted April 2nd, 2008 in housing, law reports, trespass by sally

Shepherds Bush Housing Association v Porter

Court of Appeal

“A tolerated trespasser could not seek the discretion of the court to revise a possession order made under the Housing Act 1985 suspended on terms, or to vary the terms, or to extend time to comply with the terms.”

The Times, 2nd April 2008

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Trespass law extended to palaces – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2007 in news, trespass by sally

“Entering Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and the prime minister’s country house Chequers as a trespasser has become a criminal act.” 

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

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