Posts by Mark Montaldo

Mark Montaldo Knotweed Help Solicitors

Mark Montaldo is the leading legal expert in the field of Japanese knotweed law and currently heads the Civil Litigation Department at Cobleys Solicitors Ltd. His reputation as an experienced litigator has been regularly quoted by news publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times and, amongst others, for his informed opinion on the impact and legal implications of Japanese knotweed infestations across the UK.


Mark has a strong history of success achieving significant awards of compensation for his clients, having spent years practicing in legal fields including Industrial Disease and International Litigation cases involving accident and illnesses abroad involving major tour operators and airlines. Now head of his department at Cobleys Solicitors Ltd. in Liverpool, Mark divides his time between leading the UK’s largest housing disrepair legal team, investigating cases of personal data breach and offering legal advice to individuals deal with Japanese knotweed infestations.

With a strong track record for achieving significant awards for his clients, Mark has advised a Parliament Select Committee on the issues facing individuals dealing with Japanese knotweed infestations. He has also been consulted by major publications such as The Express, Liverpool Echo, The Mirror and the NAEA in relation to cases of Japanese knotweed nuisance claims, housing disrepair and serious personal injuries.


Graduating from the University of Leeds with a B.A. in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law in 2002, Mark went on to study his Bachelor of Laws at Manchester Metropolitan University, before spending over a decade working as a claims solicitor in the field of personal claims. He has over 12 years of litigation experience and believes strongly in providing his clients clear and concise advice throughout the legal process.

About Knotweed Help

Knotweed Help is a trading style of Cobleys Solicitors Ltd, created with the intention of providing clear, practical advice to individuals and organisations deal with Japanese knotweed infestations.

Japanese knotweed in garden

Has Your Surveyor Missed Japanese Knotweed?

Despite Japanese knotweed having made a significant impact on the property industry in the last decade, there are still cases

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Has Your Property Seller Lied About Japanese Knotweed? Here’s What To Do

Research reported by The Independent has suggested that the discovery of Japanese knotweed can have a major impact on the

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Is Japanese Knotweed Poisonous?

Japanese knotweed is a nuisance plant that can set back house sales, cost homeowners thousands in removal costs and hours

Japanese knotweed in a neighbour's garden

Japanese Knotweed Growing In Neighbour’s Garden: Legal Implications

Dealing with a Japanese knotweed infestation can be a time consuming and exhausting endeavour, however it can prove to be

A Guide To Getting Rid Of Japanese Knotweed

How to get rid of Japanese knotweed  There is no quick fix to killing Japanese knotweed infestations. No matter the

Think You’ve Found Knotweed On Your Property?

Get a positive confirmation that it is indeed the plant that you think it is. Japanese knotweed has many ‘look

Japanese knotweed identfication

How To Identify Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed is a hotly debated topic in Parliament, within the property industry and in the courts, however, a positive

Japanese knotweed law

Japanese Knotweed Law FAQs & Legal Advice

The government has introduced a number of Japanese knotweed laws and regulations surrounding the control, growth and transportation of Japanese

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Bought a House With Japanese Knotweed? Here’s What to Do.

The process of buying a home is fraught with hazards and potential pitfalls, in fact there are so many that

Knotweed Victory for Homeowners

A Court of Appeal ruling on Japanese Knotweed has brought huge relief for thousands of homeowners whose land is threatened

Swansea University Japanese Knotweed Trials: The story behind the headlines

By Nic Seal, Founder and MD of Japanese knotweed firm Environet UK. New research released in April by Swansea University’s

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Japanese Knotweed UK Map: Is there Japanese knotweed in my area?

Industrious, hard-to-kill and widespread are just three words that you could use to describe Japanese knotweed. See how far it