Typical Disputes

Disputes regarding Japanese knotweed are surprisingly common. The three most common scenarios are:

  • Knotweed encroaching from one parcel of land to another, resulting in civil claims in private nuisance
  • Provision of false or misleading information relating to the absence/presence of Japanese knotweed during property sale/purchase resulting in misrepresentation claims.
  • Surveyors not identifying Japanese knotweed and being sued for professional negligence.

Thankfully most of these disputes are resolved out of court.

A more in depth look at these scenarios can be found here

Nic Seal's Background with Japanese Knotweed

Nic Seal CEnv, FIEMA, BSc is recognised as a leading expert in the field of Japanese knotweed.

He has the academic and practical skills to absorb the facts of a case, and to give clear professional opinion on his area of expertise.

He is actively involved in the day to day running of Environet, hence keeps a practical hands on approach to any developments, myth or otherwise, within the specialist field of knotweed eradication.

He has acted as an expert witness in several high profile cases.

Has a Claim been made Against You?

If litigation is looming and you need assistance Nicolas Seal can provide Japanese knotweed expert witness services in accordance with Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 35). Please note that his duty will be to the Court, and he will provide a truly impartial and independent opinion, based upon the evidence provided.

Are you the Victim of an Encroachment, Misrep or Professional Negligence Case?

If you think you are the victim of encroachment, misrepresentation or professional negligence then please give us a call. For small claims with a strong case we can put you in touch with legal representation who may act on a "no win, no fee" basis, to give you a good chance of recovering some of your costs without incurring any risk.