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Tree advice for the Legal Profession

Legal cases involving trees are on the increase.Gavel Photo

Litigating subsidence claims, often involving trees owned by local authorities or other institutions, cases of tree failure causing injury to people or damage to property, and accidents related to tree climbing are the most common areas of our work for the courts.

The effects of climate change and changing weather patterns, particularly storm damage, or drought periods causing subsidence, seem likely to further augment this caseload in the future.

JCA’s track record in assisting with tree related legal cases including public inquiries and appeals, is second to none. Our reputation in this area is built on clearly argued, well presented and promptly delivered reports.

Where cases progress to trial we can offer authoritative and effective expert witnesses.

We have worked with a wide range of law firms across the UK. Recent customers include Badhams, Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Berwin Leighton Paisner, DLA, Eversheds, Irwin Mitchell, Langleys, Plexus Law, Thompsons, Vizards.

Further Reading

For more information regarding privately owned trees and the law, read ‘Living with trees’ on the Kirklees Council website.

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I would like you to know that I was thoroughly impressed by the professional way in which our case was formulated and for this I must thank everyone who was involved. I have worked with numerous professional teams in other fields but I can seldom recall a better researched and briefed team on this Appeal. On behalf of the Trustees of this Association, I would like to therefore thank you most sincerely for your contribution to this endeavour.

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