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Yes, there is an order you can get from the Court in this type of case and it's called an "interim injunction".
ok, is it something me as an individual can apply for?
This is where the Court orders the defendant to stop doing works until the main issue is resolved. In this case, that's the potential interference with your right of access etc.
You can do it as an individual, but I would never encourage that.
It's not something lay people tend to do without lawyers.
It can be complicated and is not like suing for a sum of money.
ok, is this something that is going to cost me a fortune to get in place?
i realise thats a difficult question to answer
Interim injunction tend to cost (by themselves) something around £10k or so, possibly more, but it does depend on your lawyer. They should give you full information about their likely costs (everybody charges a little differently).
If you lose, you would be at risk of being ordered to pay their costs too.
This is one reason you should take professional advice on this and see what the prospects are of you succeeding.
Interim injunctions are not always that difficlt in themselves to obtain, but you then potentially have to go to court after that to justify obtaining them. In practice, most cases resolve at this stage, but it's never always that easy and sometimes, they do not just resolve.
hmmm, ok, well thank you very much for your help. 10k is a lot too much really.
so i could apply to get it and show perhaps, that i mean business
that may make the council act
Speak to some solicitors firms, because it might be that you can get this done on a no win no fee agreement.
It's worth asking around.
ok, well thank you very much for your help
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