Lynn Lewis Limited v The Environment Agency


2nd January 2005

Adjudicator to HM Land Registry


The issue was the ownership of land forming the bank of the River Thames at Shepperton and adjoining Shepperton Lock. It was held that (a) the Environment Agency’s predecessor in title, the City of London, had not acquired title to the land under the Private Act of 1810 which authorised construction of the Lock, (b) the land did not constitute part of the towpath constructed as part of the Lock works and (c) Lynn Lewis Limited had acquired title to the land by adverse possession.

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