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Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

Advised on hundreds of matters relating to SSSI's for Natural England including issues relating to planning agreements, licences, litigation, adverse possession claims, land registry issues and more.


Advised on multiple Local and National Nature Reserves. 


Key advisors for land and property of significant historical and heritage value.  

Advised a National Park Authority on the prosecution of a developer for illegal modifications made to a Grade II listed building. 

Advised a National Park Authority on the Planning requirements for a potential development on Park land.  

Advised a Government body on subsoil leases at a National Nature Reserve. 

Davitt Jones Bould specialists

Legal issues that may arise

  • Claims relating to the damage or mistreatment of designated land. 

  • Advice relating to whether land does or does not meet the standards for designated area status. 

  • Leases and licences of designated land. 

  • Advice relating to rewilding schemes on designated land. 

  • Title investigation and review of designated  land. 

  • Drafting or reviewing planning agreements relating to designated areas. 

  • Claims of adverse possession relating to designated land. 

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Designated areas, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI's), local and national nature reserves (LNR/NNR), marine conservation areas (MCA) and no take zones (NTZ), Ramsar sites, special areas of conservation (SAC), special protected areas (SPA) and more, are key mechanisms for the protection, restoration and development of our biodiversity and natural capital, our scenic areas, our areas of historical and cultural significance and our key sites for geodiversity.   

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