Dalhousie Law Journal


legal history, prescriptive easements, Newfoundland and Labrador, inquiry, length, nature, extent, timelines


This article examines the history and development of prescriptive easements in Newfoundland and Labrador and the legal standards required to find such an easement to exist. The article concludes that the appropriate inquiry is not merely an examination of the length of use, but also the nature and extent of use, and that rigid application of timelines should not apply.