Of cricket balls and Velux windows – a victory for Lord Denning and the common law right to hit a good six – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘Flying cricket balls and noisy motorbikes have a long history of testing the legal balance between the public interest in sport and the private interest in the peaceful enjoyment of land or the avoidance of injury.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 13th November 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

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Wind turbines, noise and public information – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 10th, 2014 in consultations, delay, judicial review, local government, news, noise, planning by sally

‘An interesting decision about a Council not supplying some key information about a wind turbine project to the public until very late in the day. Can an objector apply to set the grant of permission aside? Answer: yes, unless the Council can show that it would have inevitably have come to the same conclusion, even if the information had been made public earlier.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Miners’ deafness claims against government on the rise – Litigation Futures

‘Compensation payouts to miners suffering from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are rising sharply, government figures have shown.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th October 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking – The Independent

‘Forget the urban myths about dying in Westminster or eating mince pies on Christmas Day: these are real rules you could be breaking without even realising it’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court

Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 46 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 23rd July 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted July 24th, 2014 in appeals, landlord & tenant, law reports, noise, nuisance, sport, Supreme Court by sally

Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46; [2014] WLR (D) 332

‘In order for the landlord to be liable for nuisance caused by the tenant of a property the circumstances had to be such that the landlord either (i) could be said to have authorised the nuisance by letting the property in question or (ii) had participated directly in the commission of the nuisance, and it was not enough that the landlord was aware of the nuisance but took no steps to prevent it.’

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Chicken breeder faces court over noisy cockerel – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in animals, news, noise, prosecutions by tracey

‘A chicken breeder is being prosecuted after villagers complained her crowing cockerel keeps them awake at night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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The Supreme Court reconsiders nuisance and the power to award damages in lieu of an injunction – Henderson Chambers

Posted March 26th, 2014 in appeals, damages, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘In the case of Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 13 the Supreme Court has addressed five key matters which will play an important role in informing future claims for nuisance.’

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Henderson Chambers, 25th March 2014

Source: www.hendersonchambers.co.uk

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Council told to pay out £8k+ and instruct barrister over race track noise – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2014 in compensation, local government, news, noise, nuisance, sport by tracey

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has told a local authority to pay out more than £8,000 after residents of a village suffered excess noise for several years from a motor racing track nearby.’

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Local Governemnt Lawyer, 13th March 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Supreme Court brings private nuisance into the 21st century – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 4th, 2014 in damages, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance, planning, public interest, Supreme Court by sally

‘The law of private nuisance is the way of balancing the rights of neighours, the right to be noisy or smelly, and to be free of noise or smells. Hitherto it is has been explicitly a private law remedy, and has slightly odd rules. But it has been struggling with public interests for some years; are they irrelevant, or can they carry the day for claimant or defendant in a private nuisance claim?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd March 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in appeals, damages, injunctions, law reports, noise, nuisance, planning, Supreme Court by sally

Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 13 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 26th February 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Lawful noise from speedway track could still be a nuisance to homeowners, Supreme Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 28th, 2014 in injunctions, news, noise, nuisance, sport by sally

‘A Suffolk couple who were unaware that they had purchased a house near a speedway stadium were entitled to obtain an injunction against the noise from the site, regardless of the fact that the stadium had been operating for years before they moved in, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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Nagging wife given an ASBO after keeping neighbours awake for three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2012 in ASBOs, news, noise by tracey

“A nagging wife has been given an ASBO after keeping neighbours awake for three
years with her constant quibbling.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Consultation on Repeal of sections 63 to 67 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974: Abolishing Noise Abatement Zones – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Posted December 10th, 2012 in consultations, local government, news, noise by sally

“This consultation seeks views on the Repeal of sections 63 to 67 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 in relation to England and Wales, which would abolish all existing Noise Abatement Zones and prevent new ones being established.”

Consultation (PDF)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, December 2012

Source: www.defra.gov.uk

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Noisy neighbours may be protected by new law to stop council snooping – The Guardian

“A new law to stop councils using counter-terrorism powers to snoop on people is thwarting efforts to tackle noisy neighbours, according to environmental health experts.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Man killed noisy neighbour with fish filleting knife – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in homicide, news, noise, offensive weapons, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

“A man has been jailed for 10 years for stabbing his neighbour to death following a series of disputes over noise in St Helens.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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OAP given Asbo for playing her radio too loud – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in ASBOs, elderly, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“An 87-year-old woman has been given an interim anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) for playing her radio too loud and banging her walking stick on the wall, a council confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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‘Carpets not legal action’ to solve neighbour dispute – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, costs, dispute resolution, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“A £140,000 court case could have been avoided with ‘a moderate degree of carpeting’, a senior judge has said.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Couple sue over neighbour’s noisy wooden floor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2012 in news, noise, nuisance by tracey

“A couple yesterday launched legal action claiming their lives had been made hell by the clicking of heels on the hard floor of the £5m apartment above their West London flat.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd (in liquidation) and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 1st, 2012 in appeals, law reports, noise, nuisance, planning, sport by tracey

Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd (in liquidation) and others: [2012] EWCA Civ 26;  [2012] WLR (D)  49

“If the character of a locality had been changed as a consequence of planning permission having been granted and implemented, then the question whether particular activities in that locality constituted a nuisance should be decided against the background of its changed character. One consequence might be that otherwise offensive activities in that locality would cease to constitute a nuisance.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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