Water Law

Harrison Clark Rickerbys Inc Simon Jackson has extensive experience advising on all water law issues.

The value of water rights for agricultural and commercial purposes has generated a complex body of case law.  Statutory regulation of water use increases every year.  Changing weather patterns make it important for all landowners to consider issues in relation to surface water and flooding.

We can advise on the following areas:-

  • Rights and liabilities of owners to the bed and banks of watercourses and over the water in them
  • Rights to impound and divert water
  • Flood defence and land drainage issues including compensation for work undertaken pursuant to statutory powers
  • Easements in and over water
  • Milling rights

We have extensive experience of advising those in the agricultural sector on the particular issues they may face.

For further information, see our Fact Sheet:  Water Law