Councils take legal action on night flights – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2008 in airports, news, noise by sally

“Three local authorities are to take the government to the high court in an attempt to stop night flights which they claim break noise regulations. Richmond, Wandsworth, and Windsor and Maidenhead councils have campaigned against night flights at Heathrow for several years and claim that the transport secretary, Ruth Kelly, is ‘failing in her duty to protect residents from excessive night noise’.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2008


Hiscox Syndicates Ltd and Another v The Pinnacle Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted February 6th, 2008 in law reports, noise, nuisance by sally

Hiscox Syndicates Ltd and Another v The Pinnacle Ltd

Chancery Division

“An obligation to use all reasonable endeavours was equated with an obligation to use best endeavours which was more onerous than an obligation to use reasonable endeavours. ”

The Times, 6th February 2008


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It’s health and safety: musicians face calls to rehearse quietly – The Times

Posted June 1st, 2007 in health & safety, news, noise by sally

“Orchestras may be asked to rehearse and even to perform more quietly under new health and safety regulations.”

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The Times, 1st June 2007


O’Connor and others v. Wiltshire County Council – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2007 in law reports, noise, roads by sally

O’Connor and others v. Wiltshire County Council [2007] EWCA Civ 426

A public highway was not necessarily constructed “on behalf of” a person who made some contribution towards the cost of its construction and the fact that someone had contributed towards the costs of construction did not prevent the highway being maintainable “at the public expense” for the purposes of s 36(2) of the Highways Act 1980 and s 19(3) of the Land Compensation Act 1973.”

WLR Daily, 9th May 2007


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.