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River Rapids


Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

  • Advised on a high-profile phosphate mitigation scheme relating to a river in the New Forest area.  

  • Advised on the consenting aspects of a large number of flood alleviation schemes.

  • Prepared cases for a public inquiry into a major flood alleviation scheme.

  • Advised on the expansion of a large water transfer scheme.

  • Advised on the 4km River Lee foul water storage tunnel (associated with the Thames Tideway Tunnel project). 

Davitt Jones Bould specialists

  • Nigel Hewitson (Partner)

  • Yohanna Weber (Partner) 

  • Michael Wear (Associate Director)

  • Maeve Bonner (Partner)

Legal issues that may arise

  • Drafting leases and tri-partite leases for land including river beds

  • Licences and leases of river space for commercial use

  • Development and implementation of flood alleviation schemes

  • Acquisition of land and planning permission for man made rivers

  • Rights to access and mooring

  • Environmental law issues including pollution and contamination prevention

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There are now about 2,200 miles of navigable canals and rivers throughout the UK. The longest river is the Severn, at 220 miles in length. Other major rivers include the Thames, Trent and Mersey rivers, which drain rainfall from large areas of central England.

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