Trespass to development and leasehold land seminar

Marc Glover, Katie Gray and Diane Doliveux will host this seminar on adverse possession and encroachment, considering the following topics.

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Dealing with trespass to development land
This talk will address the ways in which development land may suffer from acts of trespass and will focus particularly on how to deal with professional squatters and protesters, oversailing and overhanging structures and plant, and obtaining or resisting injunctive relief. 

The other side of the coin
How to make a successful application to HM Land Registry for registration following a period of adverse possession: A talk dealing with the process of applying for registration, together with an analysis of the practical, tactical and procedural issues arising out of the litigation in R (Best) v Chief Land Registrar[2015] EWCA Civ 17. 

The law of encroachment
This talk will provide an overview of the law of encroachment, including practical advice on making applications based on this doctrine under the Land Registration Act 2002. 


Marc Glover

Marc Glover is a highly successful chancery practitioner. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions and in the Supreme Court in three cases in the last two years. In addition, Marc is the author of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' on-line guide for trespass and oversailing. He is a specialist in trespass and adverse possession matters, and was junior counsel in the Court of Appeal in R (Best) v Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 17. In 2017, Marc has already successfully acted as leading counsel in the Chancery Division for the developer in a matter relating to the alleged oversailing of tower cranes on a £70 million development site in Sheffield and has obtained a possession order and injunctive relief in an action against environmental protestors occupying an oil drilling site in the South of England.

Katie Gray

Katie Gray specialises in real property litigation. Recently, she appeared in the Upper Tribunal in Re Pearce’s Application [2017] UKUT in which she successfully represented the land owners on a hard fought application to modify a restrictive covenant. In early 2017, she was led by Marc Glover in the High Court where, as junior counsel, she acted for the developer in a matter relating to the alleged oversailing of tower cranes on a £70 million development site in Sheffield.

Diane Doliveux

Diane joined chambers in 2015 upon successful completion of her pupillage, and is developing a busy practice focussing on property, chancery and commercial law. She has particular experience advising and acting in landlord and tenant matters, both in in her own right and more recently as a junior in the Upper Tribunal (Southwark LBC v Various Lessees of the St Saviours Estate [2017] UKUT 10 (LC)) and the Supreme Court (McDonald v McDonald [2016] UKSC 28). 

Date and Timings

  • 16 March 2017
  • Arrival and registration: 02:00 PM
  • Dealing with trespass to development land: 02:15 PM
  • The other side of the coin: 03:00 PM
  • Break: 03:45 PM
  • The law of encroachment: 04:15 PM
  • Networking drinks: 05:00 PM
  • Place

    Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen Street Covent Garden London WC2B 5BX