Rights of way: Adjoining land in previous common ownership

For those who are not familiar with easements, they are a right enjoyed by one party over another party’s land. This article focuses on the case of Wood & Another v Waddington [2015] which serves as a good tool to cleanse the murkiness of the water surrounding easements in English law.

The case we are looking at here is a right of access, however easements are derived in various forms including rights of light, rights to park and rights to services (utility cables, gas pipes etc).