Client story

Cargo Express

Transport, logistics and warehousing solutions company affected by HS2 in Birmingham

"JLL acted for the company from when HS2’s proposals were first announced. They provided advice and assistance throughout the CPO process and secured a compensation settlement that exceeded expectations."

Dean O’Reilly, Cargo Express
The ambition

The team were involved in the instruction from the beginning, dealing with claims on behalf of the freeholder and occupational lessee. This instruction involved early engagement with HS2 and petitioning Parliament, assisting with the relocation of the business, preparing the property and disturbance claims, and negotiating a successful outcome. The team negotiated agreement of over 90% of the original disturbance claim, which included a large proportion of contentious items.

How we achieved it

As an experienced team we understand the disruption the threat of CPO causes and can advise on the steps needed to alleviate blight and protect your claim during the course of a CPO. This includes keeping detailed records, early engagement with the acquiring authority and presenting clear guidance and realistic expectations to the client. Perhaps most importantly, we have the specialist knowledge to identify claimable losses and apply the law to specific circumstances.

The results

The team achieved a 50% increase on the client‘s expected compensation without the need for third party determination.