Compensation on compulsory purchase
The firm has advised on many compensation claims following compulsory purchase, and occasionally when compulsory purchase was only being contemplated. Apart from the following two reported case, all our CPO cases have settled by negotiation or mediation, thereby saving professional costs and allowing the parties to concentrate on their other business interests.
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In addition to the compulsory purchases cases that have settled, one of the firm’s expert witnesses has given oral evidence in the following two reported cases:
Welcocks Skips Limited v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited  UKUT 0162 (LC) ACQ/84/2017
The claim concerned compensation due on extinguishment for a waste transfer and skip hire business in London that was compulsorily purchased in June 2012.
The Lands Tribunal consider two heads of claim totalling £10.6 million concerning pre-possession losses and the value of the extinguished business, set out in their 47-page Decision. The key facts are:
Crowley & Anor (t/a Contraband Discount Stores) v Liverpool PSDA Ltd & Anor  EWLands ACQ_47_2005
This Lands Tribunal case concerned the valuation approach for a retail business extinguished following compulsory purchase. Charles quantified the Claimants’ losses at £1.7 million. The Defendants argued that the true value of the claim was £240,000.
Following a two-week hearing, the Lands Tribunal determined the value of the claim at £700,000.
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