M25 protests: Arrests of journalists not justified, review finds – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2022 in climate change, demonstrations, media, news, nuisance, police, roads, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A review into the actions of a police force during a Just Stop Oil protest on the M25 has concluded the arrests of journalists “were not justified”.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2022

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First jury trial of Insulate Britain activists begins over M25 blockage – The Guardian

‘Four climate activists have gone on trial for allegedly blocking the M25, in the first of dozens of jury trials planned for supporters of the Insulate Britain campaign.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2022

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Just Stop Oil: High Court grants injunction to prevent M25 protests Published 23 hours ago – BBC News

‘A High Court injunction has been granted to prevent Just Stop Oil protesters disrupting the M25.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2022

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Clicks, pops and nuisance – Nearly Legal

Posted November 7th, 2022 in expert witnesses, housing, leases, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘Tejani v Fitzroy Place Residential Ltd (2022) EWHC 2760 (TCC). This is another in what appears to be becoming a series (see previous post) of very expensive but failed nuisance claims. I will not go into great detail, but there are two lessons to be drawn.’

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Nearly Legal, 6th November 2022

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The latest injunction against HS2 protestors bans nearly everyone anywhere on 170 mile route – UK Human Rights Blog

‘High Speed Two (HS2) Limited and the Secretary of State for Transport v Four Categories of Persons Unknown and Ross Monaghan and 58 other Named Defendants [2022] EWHC 2360 (KB). This case involved the application, and grant, of an interim injunction in the “unknown” as well as “known” protester context by Knowles J in the Birmingham District Registry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2022

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HS2 wins route-length High Court injunction – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in demonstrations, injunctions, news, nuisance, railways, trespass by sally

‘HS2 Ltd has been granted an “extensive” injunction along the length of the high-speed line from London to Crewe to help tackle unlawful protests.’

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BBC News, September 2022

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Mere delicacy or fastidiousness? – Nearly Legal

Posted September 20th, 2022 in damages, news, nuisance, planning by tracey

‘Ray v Windrush Riverside Properties Ltd (2022) EWHC 2210 (TCC). An interesting trial judgment on a private nuisance claim that highlights the importance of the nature of the location and has a discussion of damages for non-resident claimants.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th September 2022

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Insulate Britain members disrupt trial by gluing hands to court furniture – The Guardian

‘Three members of Insulate Britain have disrupted a magistrates court trial, gluing their hands to court furniture and paying tribute to the environmental activist who died after setting himself on fire outside the US supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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EPA prosecution costs – Nearly Legal

‘A judicial review of a Magistrates Court decision on costs in a section 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 prosecution.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th April 2022

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Solicitors and expert’s “serious trangressions” see evidence thrown out – Legal Futures

Posted March 8th, 2022 in evidence, expert witnesses, news, noise, nuisance, pollution, solicitors by tracey

‘A High Court master has revoked permission for the claimants in a group action to rely on an expert’s evidence because of “serious transgressions” by him and the group’s solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 8th March 2022

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‘The present proceedings should never have been brought.’ ASB and disability discrimination. – Nearly Legal

‘Rosebery Housing Association Ltd v Williams & Anor (2021) EW Misc 22 (CC). Applications for injunctions under Part 1 of ASBCPA 2014 seem to be all the rage at moment, so it is refreshing to read the judgment in Rosebery Housing Association v Williams which was handed down by HHJ Luba QC late last year. The judgment provides a helpful list of what-not-to-do in situations where there are allegations of anti-social behaviour levelled at a disabled tenant, particularly where the tenant has made serious allegations of her own.’

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Nearly Legal, 16th January 2022

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Owners of flats near Tate Modern take privacy case to supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2021 in appeals, housing, news, nuisance, planning, privacy, Supreme Court by sally

‘On one side is Tate Modern. On the other are the owners of nearby luxury apartments objecting to what they regard as the prying eyes of visitors enjoying a viewing platform at Britain’s most visited gallery.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2021

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Is Your Video Doorbell Invading Your Neighbour’s Privacy? – Becket Chambers

Posted November 4th, 2021 in closed circuit television, data protection, harassment, news, nuisance by sally

‘In this article I consider the recent County Court judgment in Fairhurst v Woodard in respect of a claim in harassment, nuisance and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 arising from the Defendant’s use of CCTV and a Ring doorbell.’

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Becket Chambers, 21st October 2021

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No case to answer: prosecution under s. 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 dismissed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Sarah Salmon reports on how a social landlord successfully defended a private prosecution brought by an occupier of one of its properties under section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st October 2021

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Council fails in bid for final injunction prohibiting defendants from anti-social behaviour in any public space in borough – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 27th, 2021 in coronavirus, demonstrations, injunctions, local government, London, news, nuisance by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected an application by the London Borough of Hackney for a final injunction prohibiting a number of defendants until 13 September 2022 from engaging in various activities which were said to constitute anti-social behaviour and/or public nuisance in any public space in the borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th September 2021

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Judge issues protest warning as Paralympian jailed for plane stunt – The Guardian

‘A British Paralympic gold medallist has been jailed for a year for glueing himself to the roof of a passenger jet in an Extinction Rebellion protest – the first custodial sentence for any action linked to the group.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2021

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Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways – The Guardian

‘Priti Patel and Grant Shapps are seeking a court injunction to stop environmental protesters from targeting major motorways after five days of tailbacks and damaging headlines for the government.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2021

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XR demands answers on how protests will be policed after Supreme Court defends disruptive demonstrations – The Independent

‘Extinction Rebellion has demanded to know how its upcoming demonstrations will be policed after the Supreme Court ruled that protest can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads under human rights law.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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Council bans ice cream van from street following chime complaints – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2021 in codes of practice, food, licensing, local government, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘An ice-cream van operator has been banned from operating on an East Suffolk Council street over a complaint that one of its vehicles sounded its chimes for too long.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th August 2021

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Not so full and frank disclosure – Nearly Legal

Posted July 29th, 2021 in disclosure, housing, injunctions, landlord & tenant, mental health, news, nuisance by sally

‘The facts of the case followed an all too familiar format. There was a neighbour dispute between Mr Berry and two of his neighbours. Serious allegations were being made on both sides. Complaints had been made to Southern Housing Group Ltd and to the police. The police were investigating both Mr Berry and his neighbours in relation to threatening behaviour. There was evidence that both Mr Berry and his neighbour had mental health difficulties, which were being seriously exacerbated by the ongoing dispute.’

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Nearly Legal, 27th July 2021

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