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The eviction of Dale Farm in Essex begins today

Owners and managers of land in the area should be aware that their land is vulnerable to being occupied by large numbers of vehicles and people. You should ensure that you have taken all reasonable steps to secure any open land you may own or control in the vicinity and in neighbouring counties.

The occupants may have identified other land to which they intend to relocate, on open sites such as agricultural land, car parks and unoccupied areas. They may be forced to consider smaller, more numerous locations, if they cannot find a large site.

If unauthorised occupation of your land occurs, you must act quickly. Under certain circumstances you may be able to remove the vehicles without Court action. Where Court action is required, it can be taken swiftly and at a relatively low cost. We are able to advise you on the steps to be taken.


This briefing is for guidance purposes only. RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommends that appropriate legal advice be taken having regard to a client's own particular circumstances.