Boundary disputes typically arise when there is confusion or a disagreement over precise boundaries.

Disputes often relate to boundaries which differ to the plans in the title documents or leases, and sometimes arise through encroachment or previously agreed changes.

Such disputes typically become personal, with parties becoming bitterly contested with entrenched positions.  Boundary disputes can also affect the value of the land.

Judges frequently encourage parties in boundary disputes to try to settle through mediation as the litigation costs in boundary disputes will usually be more (and often many times more) than the value of the disputed land.

Mediation can be used in a variety of disputes over land including:

Boundary disputes
Adverse possession
Rights of way
Shared driveways
Shared maintenance
Court cases
Land Tribunal cases