Home > Cases > R (Best) v Chief Land Registrar [2016] QB 23 (CA), [2014] 3 All ER 63 (QB)

Landmark Court of Appeal case testing the novel question of whether an application purportedly made pursuant to paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the Land Registration Act 2002 for a person to be registered as the proprietor of a registered estate in land by adverse possession is valid, where the possession on which the applicant relies to establish his claim constitutes the criminal offence of squatting in a residential building, under s. 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (led by Jonathan Karas QC).

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