Compulsory Purchase Orders


HSNO’s London team has significant experience in compulsory purchase order (CPO) cases. These involve both disturbance claims (temporary and permanent), requiring us to calculate lost profits or increased costs, and extinguishment claims (partial or full), requiring us to value the extinguished business.

We act for both acquiring authorities (including the Greater London Authority, Transport for London and local councils) and Claimants (ranging from SMEs to major international companies) meaning that we have a balanced and extensive knowledge of the way that the CPO process works.

HSNO is also well versed in the nuances of CPO cases and recognises that it is often possible to reach a settlement without requiring a formal Hearing. On that basis, the team seeks to undertake responsible quantification and reports are prepared to be robust, credible and well supported by available documentation.

However, should matters progress to a formal hearing, our Partners have particular expertise in acting as an expert and giving evidence under cross-examination at the Lands Tribunal, having acted in a number of high profile CPO matters.