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Compulsory Purchase & Compensation

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Expert guidance and advice to ensure the process is as smooth as possible for claimants and acquiring authorities.

Compulsory purchase and ensuring fair compensation is a complex and time-consuming process. Handled badly it can cause a number of issues, including delays for acquiring authorities, and distress and uncertainty for claimants.

With over 50 years of experience advising and representing acquiring authorities and claimants, we can provide you with the expert compulsory purchase and compensation advice you need.

Advice for utility company and acquiring authorities

If you are a utility company or an acquiring authority, getting good advice as early as possible leads to fair compensation and minimum disruption. We operate throughout England, Wales and Scotland, and deal with all types of property, both urban and rural. We can help you:

  • Acquire property and land, achieving and operating the powers you need.
  • Identify affected landowners with accurate property referencing.
  • Assist with the provision of cost estimates.
  • Appear at a public inquiry.
  • Negotiate claims and, if an agreement cannot be reached, provide expert witness representation at a tribunal.

Advice for claimants

If you think your property may be the subject of a compulsory purchase order, you should seek professional advice as early as possible. We can help you:

  • Deal with objections to compulsory purchase orders.
  • Appear at a public inquiry.
  • Understand that fees are often met by the acquiring authority – we can explain how as part of our free initial review.
  • Determine fair compensation. Our database offers accurate evidence for comparison, so we can help you identify the appropriate compensation.
  • Undertake negotiation and, if a settlement cannot be achieved, provide expert witness representation at a tribunal.

To find out how we can provide you with the compulsory purchase and compensation advice and help that you need contact Nigel Billingsley on 0845 200 6489 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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