Dublin 4 neighbours face off in High Court over right-of-way dispute

Trial hears allegations of demands for a €2m property and sums of money, a ‘ransom strip’ and illegal dumping

Liam Smyth (left) and Larry Fenelon (right); the disputed laneway at Shrewsbury Park, Ballsbridge that Fenelon owns.

A well-known solicitor faced off in the High Court last week against his boom-time property investor neighbour in a trial which heard claims about a Dublin 4 ‘ransom strip’ of land, a Bentley, and an alleged demand for a €2 million house.

Larry Fenelon, a partner and head of dispute resolution at Ogier Leman, has been embroiled in a legal fight with Liam Smyth, whose property empire was once valued at hundreds of millions of ...