NRI Ltd v Williams and Anor 2018

Examining the Court of Appeal's decision in the case of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams and Anor 2018

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Course Overview

Delivered by barrister Rachel Coyle of The 36 Group, this bite-size webinar will discuss the case of Network Rail Infrastructure (NRI) Ltd v Williams & Anor [2018], the first appellate case on Japanese Knotweed.

Essential for conveyancing practitioners of all levels, this session will seek to answer the following questions:
  •  Can you get damages for diminution in value?
  •  On what basis is such damages awarded – pure economic loss? Distress and inconvenience?
  •  Does what the Court of Appeal say about pure economic loss affect professional negligence claims?
  •  Can there be a claim for encroachment or only for the nuisance causing one’s quiet enjoyment to be disturbed?

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with the facts of the case in NRI Ltd v Williams & Anor [2018]
  • • Appreciate the implications of the NRI Ltd v Williams & Anor [2018] decision and what this means for conveyancing moving forwards
  • • Feel more confident when advising clients regarding Japanese Knotweed and the issues which this presents

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for conveyancing practitioners of all levels including prarlegals and trainees



About Instructor - Rachel Coyle

Rachel is a specialist Civil Barrister at The 36 Group and enjoys a thriving practice in general civil and commercial work.

Rachel has been praised for her tenacity, determination and sound, thorough legal knowledge by clients, judges and opponents. She is committed to providing practical advice in a timely manner and pays attention to detail in complex factual and legal matters. Rachel has been described by clients as courteous, very personable and approachable.

Before coming to the Bar and joining 36 Civil, Rachel worked as a Legal and Finance Associate at Seneca Banking Consultants dealing primarily with claims against banks in the pre-litigation stage that engaged in the sale of Interest Rate Hedging products, Fixed Rate Tailored Business Loans, GRGs, Annuities and Currency Swaps. Rachel handled a case load of over 150 clients including premiership footballers, hoteliers, accountants, private residential and commercial landlords, private student halls of residence companies, private hospitals, farmers, car dealerships and private individuals.

Rachel is also direct access qualified.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Slides
    4 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page