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            Arboricultural Law

            Our legal and arboricultural experts know that you need to balance claim spend reduction with protection of the natural environment. We can help you manage this by assisting on tree risk policies and strategies, as well as robustly defending claims when they arise.

            Operating as part of one of the largest insurance claims teams in the UK, we are recognised as one of the few firms to offer expertise and advice on all aspects of tree-related claims. Our niche expertise in both arboricultural and legal disciplines sets us apart, as does our commitment to defending Local Authorities, landowners and insurers, rather than acting for claimants.

            From advising on tree root subsidence damage, property damage or personal injury as a result of tree collapse, highways tripping claims resulting from tree roots, tree risk management strategies, neighbour disputes or planning issues arising from trees, we are committed to delivering a service that gets the results you need. Our dedication to delivering the most robust defence of any claims has ensured that we have a market-leading reputation for work in this field.


            Experts that understand this area of law, from both sides of the table

            Our Arboricultural Law team draws together experienced arborists and lawyers experienced in handling tree root subsidence cases, as well as those involving catastrophic injury resulting from tree collapse. What sets us apart is our in-house experience ensuring we can foster close relationships with our clients' tree officers, keeping our clients' budgetary, amenity and environmental responsibilities front of mind.

            Gabriel Fay

            • Senior Associate

            Key Contact and Information

            Gabriel Fay

            Gabriel Fay

            Senior Associate

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