News & Insights // First Anniversary of the House of Lords decision on the quantum of damages awarded in the Aston Cantlow v Wal

Today is the first anniversary since the House of Lords ruling which cost the Wallbanks £186,969 + costs for the Chancel Repair liability attached to their land.

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