First-rate information always crucial and necessary. Especially in the ever-increasingly hostile environments of relentless territorial disputes. Whether concerning large or small territories or privately owned lands/property, the context and legal aspects, within domestic, as well as international, laws, are relative, recognizable and adaptable globally to any and all boundary/border disputes.
Boundary Disputes: A Quick-Fire Guide to Law and Practice| Jamal Demachkie | Hardwicke Chambers | 12th February 2020
Much like the equator, the tropics, or the UK’s “red-lines” in Brexit negotiations, a boundary is just another imaginary line. In this case a two-dimensional one separating two or more properties. It does not exist in any physical form, yet it has the ability to render perfectly rational neighbours senseless.
Stories are legion of neighbours falling out and incurring tens of thousands of pounds of legal costs arguing over this imaginary line. Sometimes the encroachments are substantial; more often than not, however, the trespass is entirely disproportionate to the value of the land. And even after the parties have their day in court, the matter often does not end there. Frequently, the decision taken by a judge leaves neither side happy; it may have ramifications over future ownership of boundary features…
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