2017 Guide to Private Rights of Way

2 CPD Hours = £36

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

Private rights of way continue to give rise to considerable arguments between neighbours and (to the frustration of the judiciary) costly and time-consuming litigation. This course examines the governing principles in relation to express and implied rights. Links to the source materials are provided. 

By the end of the course you will be able to advise authoritatively as to:

  • how to interpret express rights of way

  • when a right of way might be implied;

  • how a right of way can be acquired by prescription (and what steps can be taken by a landowner to prevent this from happening)
  • problems which can arise out of the use of a right of way, eg excessive user, parking, erection of gates, disrepair

  • when and how a right of way can come to an end

Course dated: January 2017

About the Author:

Richard Quenby was called to the Bar in 1985, specialising in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work. Subsequently, he spent more than 6 years as the Principal Professional Support Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, worked as a Professional Support Lawyer at DWF LLP and is now a Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Richard has also worked as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is a co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments", published by Bloomsbury Publishing and a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL. He is also the author of a number of other courses for LegalTraining. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

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