Rights of way disputes typically arise when there is confusion or a disagreement over the existence or extent of a right of way.  This often leads to obstructions being placed on the alleged right of way, perhaps through the locking of a gate or the installation of a chain or other barrier.  Other disputes can relate to the maintenance and upkeep of the right of way or the need to access a right of way for repairs or for building works.

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

Judges frequently encourage parties in rights of way disputes to try to settle through mediation as the litigation costs in rights of ways 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:

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

Call Stephen Wood on 07906 200 469 or 01295 814 999 to discuss whether mediation could be suitable for your land dispute in Sheffield.