‘Mineral rights: mudstone in mid-Wales’

“The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Wynne-Finch and Others v Natural Resources Body for Wales [2021] EWCA Civ 1473, upholding the first instance decision of Mrs Justice Falk ([2020] EWHC 1924 (Ch)). The case concerned the ownership and exploitation of mudstone, which is the prevailing bedrock in mid-Wales. The case sparked some interest when the first instance decision was handed down on the basis it was thought that the High Court had ‘driven a coach and horses’ through the law and practice relating to mineral reservations when concluding that the mudstone was not within the appellants’ paper title to the sub-surface …” (more)

[Mark Wonnacott QC and Harriet Holmes, Local Government Lawyer, 22 October]

First posted 2021-10-26 13:00:27

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