Unfortunately we don’t all live in a community like the popular television soap Neighbours. The sad reality is that neighbours are not always ‘good friends’ and disputes arise. In most cases, speaking to your neighbour about an issue is the best way to solve a problem. However, if talking has not achieved anything or you can’t discuss the issue with your neighbour, then we can try and help you.

The most common disputes relate to:

  • Noise, such as loud music and barking dogs
  • Parking
  • Property boundaries
  • Overgrowing trees and hedges
  • Rights of way
  • Covenants


Quite often they can cause lasting damage to your neighbour relationship if not resolved in an amicable manner.  Not to mention the expensive legal costs that can be incurred over the matter. You may have seen recently in the media of a fence dispute and legal costs were disproportionate to the issues at hand. As such, we try and assist you in resolving the dispute as amicably as possible in order for you to try and live in a harmoniously community.


I would like further information, who should I contact?

If you would like advice on any neighbour related issue, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Dispute Resolution and Litigation Solicitors, Laura Colebrook or Laura Ellis, by telephoning 0118 975 6622 or by clicking on their names.  They will be happy to have an initial conversation with you.