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NUISANCE: Neighbourhood watch

02 June 2017  

David Schmitz considers how to approach nuisance cases where the character of an area has changed

In Coventry v Lawrence [2014], the Supreme Court addressed a number of fundamental questions relating to the law of nuisance. One of these questions was the following:

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Attorney-General v Cole & Son [1901] 1 Ch 205

    Cambridge Water Co Ltd v Eastern Counties Leather plc [1993] UKHL 12

    Coventry & ors v Lawrence & anor [2014] UKSC 13

    Gillingham Borough Council v Medway (Chatham) Dock Co Ltd [1993] QB 343

    Halsey v Esso Petroleum [1961] 1 WLR 683

    Hunter & ors v Canary Wharf Ltd [1997] UKHL 14

    Peires v Bickerton’s Aerodromes Ltd [2016] EWHC 560 (Ch)

    Rushmer v Polsue & Alfieri Ltd [1906] 1 ChD 234

    St Helen’s Smelting Company v Tipping [1865] UKHL J81

    Sturges v Bridgman (1879) LR 11 Ch D 852

    Thompson-Schwab v Costaki [1956] 1 WLR 335