Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • 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.

  • Title investigation and the creation of a lease for sections of the bed and shore of a river.

  • Registration of flood banks, watercourses and riverside land

  • Advice on fishing rights

DJB specialists

  • Kate Evans (Associate Director)

  • Michael Wear (Associate Director)

  • Stephanie Smith (Associate Director) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Removal of unregistered boats and trespassers

  • Environmental issues related to pollution or conservation

  • Claims for adverse possession

  • Licences for access, for example for fishing

  • Leases of the shore and riverbed

  • Tackling unauthorised moorings

Need help? Get in touch

The UK has over 4000 miles of inland waterways, used for leisure and commercial activity. Ensuring their preservation and continued use requires specialist legal expertise.



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279


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0344 043 2125


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