*Manchester Ship Canal Developments Ltd and another v Unknown and others

Claimant companies owning land – Claimants leasing land to third party. The claimant companies owned land that they leased to a company which sought to carry out preliminary drilling in preparation for 'fracking' excavations. The second and fifth defendants were individuals staying on the land as part of a protest against fracking. The claimants applied for possession of the land. The Chancery Division held that the claimants owned the land in question, and that the rights of the defendants under the European Convention on Human Rights had not been infringed by the claimants' application for possession.

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