Offensive topiary - Financial Times

Jason Hunter, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Jason Hunter
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My neighbour has clipped his bush into the shape of a somewhat graphic body part, which I find offensive. What can I do?

Assuming there is no other impact on your own property, for example a loss of light or damage caused by the bush’s roots, there is probably nothing you can do about it legally. It is unlikely that the bush or the manner in which it is maintained would give rise to an issue the local authority would be concerned with. You could try speaking to your neighbour about it.

Jason Hunter appears in the Financial Times discussing neighbours' rights when it comes to offensive topiary. 

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Listed in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leader in his field, Jason is a partner and head of the property and housing litigation team, specialising in the avoidance or resolution of property disputes (using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or litigation).

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