The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the case of Davies v Bridgend County Borough Council [2023] UKSC 16. They have overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal that the defendant was responsible for residual diminution in value of the claimant’s land following treatment of Japanese knotweed even where the spread had occurred before breach.

Matthew White, Head of Chambers represented the defendant in the Supreme Court and was instructed by Dolmans Solicitors.

You can view the full case summary here.

You can find the judgment here.

Matthew advises and deals with claims relating to the spread of Japanese knotweed for defendants, particularly local authorities, housing associations, and bodies with large land holdings. Read more here.