In assessing compensation for the compulsory purchase of waterfront land to which mooring rights were appurtenant which had the potential for development as a marina, the Board of Assessment had calculated the amount payable at $3m on the basis of a residual valuation of the mooring rights but had declined to include the value of the land on the ground that it would be "double-counting". It also declined to award interest on the ground that the claim had been exaggerated. The East Caribbean Court of Appeal decided that the value of the land at $2m should have been included, and also decided that interest should have been awarded. Costs were awarded on the indemnity basis. Guy Roots QC appeared for the successful Claimant/Appellant.
Guy Roots QC