Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised on the implementation and construction of numerous flood alleviation schemes nationwide.

  • Negotiated a complex lease for a large reservoir.

DJB specialists

  • Sean Bulman (Partner)

  • Michael Wear (Associate Director)

  • Stephanie Smith (Associate Director) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition and disposal of land for use of reservoir

  • Disposal of land formerly used as a reservoir

  • Licenses for occupation and commercial usage

  • Joint venture arrangements for the use of reservoirs

  • Environmental law issues including contamination and nuisance

  • Development and implementation of flood alleviation schemes including the granti of compulsory purchase orders

  • Drafting leases and tri-partite leases for reservoirs

Need help? Get in touch

Reservoirs serve many purposes, including the supply of drinking water, irrigation, flood protection and the generation of hydroelectric power. There are 66 reservoirs in the UK, the largest of which is Kielder Water in Northumberland, which holds 199 million cubic metres of water.



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


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