Affiniti Finance Podcast
Episode 02 – Tom Carter, Japanese Knotweed: Actual and constructive knowledge plus breach of duty

Japanese Knotweed Series 2/6

Our Client Relationship Manager, Lauren Ashun, embarks on a series of podcasts on Japanese Knotweed with ‘leading case’ Barrister, Tom Carter, of Rope Walk Chambers.

Tom is a barrister who acted for the successful claimant, Mr Williams, in the case of Williams v Network Rail. That case was heard by the Court of Appeal in 2018 and is the leading case on Japanese knotweed claims. In the Legal 500, he is listed as a tier 1 barrister for property disputes and is particularly well known for knotweed claims.


Our Japanese Knotweed series will include the following episodes:

Ep1 – Introduction and encroachment

Ep2 – Actual and constructive knowledge plus breach of duty

Ep3 – Damages for treatment and diminution in value

Ep4 – Limitation and other damages

Ep5 – Procedure and settlement

Ep6 – Misrepresentation claims and professional negligence claims


You can view Tom’s profile at: and contact him at:, 0115 947 2581

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