Victory for Andrew Williams on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church

November 1, 2017

Andrew Williams was instructed on behalf of the Liverpool Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church to resist a claim to some of its land in Greater Manchester based on adverse possession brought by Judith Ripley-Aitchison.

After a trial lasting several days, His Honour Judge Pearce handed down judgement in favour of the Archdiocese, dismissing the adverse possession claim in its entirety.

Andrew’s instructing solicitor, Veronica Clarke, said:  “This was a very important case for the Church. What is more, it was a case of some complexity, requiring a lot of legal analysis of the principles of adverse possession as well as effective cross-examination.  The Archdiocese is extremely pleased with the result.”

Andrew is a member of Exchange Chambers’ Property Team.