Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited v Dorset County Council and Ano (No 2)

[2012] EWCA Civ 250

9th February 2012

Court of Appeal


George Laurence QC succeeded before Lightman J and subsequently before the Court of Appeal in 2007 and 2008 on important preliminary issues affecting the jurisdiction of the High Court to correct the register of town or village greens on application under section 14 of the Commons Registration Act 1965. The substantive proceedings were heard before Morgan J in June 2010. In February 2012 the Court of Appeal upheld his decision granting rectification of the register and giving important guidance on the proper approach to the justice of granting rectification and on the circumstances in which use will be regarded as non-peaceable.

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