HomeCase studiesPrivate clientsCommercial litigation and dispute resolutionHelping a client in urgent need of relief from a property boundary dispute

Why the client needed our help

The client approached us after receiving a letter from a neighbour threatening to take steps which would result in the boundary fence between them being moved back into our client’s property. The client instructed us quickly to protect their interest, seeking advice and assistance with a possible injunction to prevent the threatened steps being taken and to protect their property.

How we helped

We responded immediately in writing to our client’s neighbour setting out clearly and precisely why we expected them to provide confirmation that the threatened steps would not be taken to avoid an application to court for injunctive relief and, at the same time, suggesting that, once all facts and matters had been addressed properly, that the dispute might be resolved on an amicable basis.

The outcome

We were able to secure the undertaking from the neighbour not to take steps to damage our client’s property, thereby avoiding the need to seek the assistance of the court and, at the same time, providing the parties with the time to discuss the issues properly. Our client was able to reach an agreement with the neighbour on favourable terms, avoiding the stress and worry attached to court litigation and the expensive costs which arise from it.

Key contacts

Sue Brumby

Sue Brumby

Senior Associate

Tom Serafin

Tom Serafin

Associate

Ian Chai

Ian Chai

Barrister

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