‘The place of regulatory decisions in private nuisance is of enormous practical significance, for litigators, planners, businesses and communities. It also highlights broader, persistent questions about the relative roles of courts and administrative bodies in the generation and enforcement of appropriate social (including environmental) standards, and in the distribution of risks, opportunities, costs and benefits. Recent judicial exploration of the relationship between private nuisance and planning controls has provided an instructive context for these questions, and the Supreme Court decision in Coventry v Lawrence  UKSC 13 is a central moment in the evolution of the relationship between the regulatory state and the common law courts. There remains, however, much to discuss.’
Date: 15th September 2014, 3.30-6.30pm
Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG
Charge: Free, registration required
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