Fences and hedges: Old law in the modern world

Should a fencing covenant be treated as a fencing easement, which can bind successors in title? Joanne Wicks QC reports on a recent Court of Appeal judgment

Cases Referenced

  • Austerberry v Corporation of Oldham (1885) 29 Ch D 750
  • Boyle v Tamlin (1827) 6 B 86 C 329
  • Churston Golf Club v Haddock [2019] EWCA Civ 544
  • Crow v Wood [1970] EWCA Civ 5
  • Egerton v Harding [1975] 1 QB 62
  • Gateward’s Case (1607) 6 Co Rep 59
  • Jones v Price [1965] 2 QB 618
  • Lawrence v Jenkins (1873) LR 8 QB 274
  • Nowel v Smith (1598) Cro Eliz 709
  • R v Oxfordshire County Council ex p Sunningwell Parish Council [2000] 1 AC 335
  • Re Ellenborough Park [1956] 1 Ch 131
  • Regency Villas Ltd v Diamond Resorts Ltd [2018] UKSC 57
  • Rhone v Stephens [1994] UKHL 3
  • Star v Rookesby (1710) 1 Salk 335