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Trespass to land is a direct interference with land which is in immediate possession of another
without lawful justification.

The interference must be direct for example leaning on a wall (GREGORY v PIPER), leaning a ladder on
the wall (WESTRIPP v BALDOCK), walking on the land, throwing…

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It is also possible to use the defence of necessity as D can enter C's land to prevent a greater evil, as
shown in RIGBY v CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE where there was no trespass to land
but there was negligence.

Damages are one of the key remedies for trespass…


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