Mines and mineral rights can be a tricky issue for developers or anyone looking to acquire a property. In law, there is a rebuttable presumption that when purchasing the registered title of a property that this registered title will include the property and all airspace above (up to the heavens) and all of the land below ground.
In May 2019, the Court of Appeal upheld the 2018 High Court decision to quash a local authority’s registration of land as a town or village green. The Court of Appeal held that the adopted core strategy policies of the local authority gave rise to a trigger event that precluded the local authority from registering the land as a town or village green.
Usually a ransom strip is a strip of land lying between an adopted highway with public rights of way and a property or land and where crossing that land or laying services beneath that land could represent a trespass on the part of the owner of the property cut off from the Highway by the ransom strip.
Arbitration has many advantages over litigation, but one of the fundamental tenets behind arbitration, is the provision of a relatively inexpensive and quick means of resolving commercial and trade disputes.
One of the primary advantages of arbitration is the relative ease of enforcement of arbitral awards in states which are signatories to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958.