Japanese Knotweed

We provide legal advice on the liabilities associated with Japanese Knotweed, an invasive weed that can cause significant liabilities for developers and landowners, in particular where it crosses property boundaries.

We work closely with and can highly recommend Environet, specialists in eradication and removal of Japanese Knotweed. In addition to providing herbicide treatment services they have developed Xtract™, a unique method for rapid and reliable removal of Japanese Knotweed. Xtract™ is HERBICIDE FREE and creates ZERO WASTE so arguably is the best environmental option available.

Click here to download a PDF on Japanese Knotweed – A guide for landowners & developers

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Meet the team

Mustafa Sidki


Robert Twining

Partner & Team Leader

Robert Twining is a respected practitioner handling the full range of property litigation. He frequently advises blue-chip clients and has further niche expertise in the control of Japanese Knotweed. Sources describe him as "excellent and very knowledgeable."

Chambers UK 2017

Robert Twining leads the firm's real estate litigation practice and has considerable expertise in landlord and tenant disputes. Sources note his ability to identify the key issues of a case and advise accordingly.

Chambers UK 2016

Practice head Robert Twining advises on the full scope of property litigation and specialises in Japanese knotweed. Clients say: "He is approachable but has a core of steel, which makes him a good man to have on your side."

Chambers UK 2015