Adverse possession of land can be a contentious issue given that it can in effect amount to taking over the rights of another person. The legal principles could have been thought to be well established but that may be changing as a result of a recent change to Land Registry practice and decisions by the higher Courts. This webinar will consider that changing landscape from a practical perspective.
After this session viewers should understand some of the practical aspects arising from recent decisions & Land Registry practice concerning Adverse Possession including:
- The legal principles governing adverse possession
- Adverse possession of unregistered leasehold land
- What constitutes “occupation”?
- Can adverse possession of a river mooring or highway be proven?
David Keighley was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. Until his retirement from full time practice in September 2016 David was a partner in and Head of Residential property at Herrington Carmichael a Legal 500 Practice. Having done so part time whilst in practice, he now uses his extensive experience to offer practical guidance in lectures at property law conferences, seminars, webinars, training courses and related events. The feedback received from delegates attending his lectures courses has been exceptional including the comment “The best speaker I have ever heard”. He is a contributing author for the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook, was the co-author of an online training course for the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), and has written for publications including the Law Society’s Property in Practice Magazine and the Solicitors Journal.