High Court awards neighbours £17k for damage caused by trees

Sarah Coles
A trimmed Lawson Cypress hedge
A trimmed Lawson Cypress hedge

The High Court has ruled that a woman in North London must pay £17,000 in compensation to her neighbours, for damage caused by cypress trees on her property. She said that she hadn't left the trees to grow so large out of malice, but because they were planted by her late-husband and she couldn't bear to dig them up.

So what are your rights if a neighbour's trees are causing you misery?