‘A Practical Guide to the Law in Relation to Tree Roots’ by Tom Carter

Paperback: 978-1-914608-17-9
Publication due: March 2022
Price: TBA


A comprehensive working guide to all issues relating to tree roots and subsidence claims in an easily accessible format.

The guide gives a concise summary of the principles of negligence and nuisance claims as well as practical advice on evidence, case management and costs.


Tom Carter is a barrister at Ropewalk Chambers. He has been consistently ranked as a leading barrister for property law, with the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 recognising that he is: “a particularly notable figure within the team for his specialism in cases relating to Japanese knotweed, having recently appeared in several agenda-setting nuisance, misrepresentation and professional negligence cases around infestations of the invasive species”.

Tom acted as sole counsel for the successful claimant, Mr Williams, in the case of Network Rail v Williams [2018] EWCA Civ 1514, the leading case on liability in nuisance for Japanese knotweed. He is currently instructed by claimants and defendants in well over 100 ongoing knotweed cases, many of which are likely to set the agenda on a number of important issues.