Couple lose £4,000 legal battle with neighbour over ‘noisy’ pond – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 17th, 2016 in complaints, costs, news, noise, nuisance by michael

‘A couple have lost a costly legal battle with their neighbour over claims his garden pond is too noisy. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 17 February 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Owners of dog which barked 43 times a minute fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2015 in dogs, fines, news, noise, nuisance by sally

‘The owners of a dog which barked 43 times a minute for 20 minutes have been fined.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Nuisance call blocking firm fined £50,000… for nuisance calling – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2015 in complaints, fines, news, nuisance, telecommunications by sally

‘A company which offered a nuisance call blocking service has been been fined £50,000 for making “bullying” phone calls.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Neighbours from hell: Damages for residual diminution in value – New Square Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in appeals, damages, harassment, news, nuisance, trespass, valuation by sally

‘The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Raymond v Young [2015] EWCA Civ 456 concerned the principles to be applied when considering what damages to award to property owners who were the victims of shocking harassment, trespass and nuisance conducted by their neighbours over a period of several years.’

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New Square Chambers, 26th May 2015

Source: www.newsquarechambers.co.uk

Codifying public nuisance and outraging public decency – Law Commission

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in nuisance, outraging public decency, press releases, reports by tracey

‘In our latest report, we recommend reforms to the common law offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.’

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Law Commission, 24th June 2015

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

More fines for unsolicited calls or texts likely, says ICO, as new rules come into force – OUT-LAW.com

‘Changes to the rules governing when the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can fine companies for making unsolicited telephone calls or sending unsolicited text messages will help the UK’s privacy watchdog to “make more fines stick”, it has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Crackdown begins on nuisance texts and phone calls – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2015 in consultations, fines, news, nuisance, telecommunications by sally

‘The spam text message will be familiar to most people. “Our records indicate you had a non-fault accident in the last three years and are in line for receiving compensation. Reply YES for more info. Reply NO to opt out.”’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Council ban legislation creating ‘bizarre’ laws, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, crime, fines, legislation, local government, news, nuisance, public order by sally

‘A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, campaigners say.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Birdbrained new law could make feeding pigeons a criminal offence – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, crime, local government, news, nuisance, public order by sally

‘A new law that allows councils to ban activities in public spaces is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, which could see homeless people, buskers and people who feed pigeons prosecuted.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Relief from sanctions for not turning up? – Nearly Legal

Posted March 25th, 2015 in appeals, civil procedure rules, landlord & tenant, news, nuisance, sanctions by sally

‘In Home Group v Matrejek [2015] EWHC 441 (QB), the High Court has applied Rule 3.9 of the Civil Procedure Rules and the guidance on applications for relief from sanctions in Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (our note here) to a possession claim based on nuisance and anti-social behaviour.’

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Nearly Legal, 24th March 2015

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

New powers make it easier to tackle anti-social behaviour – Home Office

Posted March 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, injunctions, news, nuisance, victims by sally

‘Simpler and more flexible powers introduced by Coalition Government put victims and communities at heart of the response.’

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Home Office, 23rd March 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Bristol activist jailed for two years for targeting police cars with tyre spikes – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2015 in appeals, criminal damage, news, nuisance, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘An environmental activist has been jailed for two years for putting the lives of police officers in danger by targeting patrol cars with homemade tyre-deflation spikes to “give them a taste of their own medicine”.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nuisance and reasonable steps – NearlyLegal

Posted February 5th, 2015 in appeals, housing, news, nuisance by sally

‘Ms Y is the leaseholder of a flat below that of Mrs & Mr Shakeshaft, who had a tenant in theirs. There had been repeated leaks, and floods, into Ms Y’s flat over a period of 4 years or so, originating in the Shakeshaft’s flat above and causing considerable damage. Ms Y had brought a claim which, by the time it reached trial at first instance, was purely a claim in nuisance against Mrs & Mr S for the water originating in their flat.’

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NearlyLegal, 4th February 2015

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Private Law Remedies in Environmental Law – Mouse or Lion? – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted November 18th, 2014 in environmental protection, human rights, news, nuisance, planning, pollution by sally

‘With statutory regulation covering an ever increasing area in Environmental Law, the question arises as to whether private law remedies have a meaningful role to play in that arena?’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, September 2014

Source: www.39essex.com

The knotty problem of Fallopia Japonica – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 18th, 2014 in environmental protection, misrepresentation, news, nuisance, sale of land, waste by sally

‘Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) was originally introduced to the UK in the 1850s as an ornamental plant and animal feed, but it has spread rapidly and estimates now suggest at least one infestation in every 10km2. Knotweed can grow 3 – 4m in a 10 week growing season, and as little as 0.7 grams of rhizome can produce a new plant within only 10 days. The rhizomes can spread to a depth of 3 metres, and 7 metres horizontally. This strong growth and invasive root system can damage concrete foundations, buildings, roads, paving and retaining walls. For good reason, therefore, Knotweed is described by the Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant”.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th November 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Man jailed for driving car on to Brands Hatch circuit during race – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, nuisance, sentencing by sally

‘A labourer has been jailed for eight months for driving his girlfriend’s Volkswagen Polo on to the Brands Hatch circuit during a race.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Wickland (Holdings) Ltd v Telchadder – WLR Daily

Posted November 7th, 2014 in agreements, law reports, nuisance, repossession by tracey

Wickland (Holdings) Ltd v Telchadder; [2014] UKSC 57; [2014] WLR (D) 469

‘Where the owners of a mobile home park had given an occupier written notice that they would seek a court order terminating his agreement to live at the park unless he stopped his anti-social behaviour, which under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 was required prior to any eviction, they could not rely on that same notice when he next committed a further act of anti-social behaviour three years later.’

WLR Daily, 5th November 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

The Costs of Complexity: A Practical View from the Bar – Littleton Chambers

Posted October 15th, 2014 in appeals, costs, human rights, news, nuisance, Supreme Court by sally

‘In his monthly column, originally published by PLC, James Bickford Smith considers the Supreme Court’s judgments in Coventry v Lawrence (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46 and Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 51, before commenting briefly on relief from sanctions disputes after Denton v White and other appeals [2014] EWCA Civ 906.’

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Littleton Chambers, 3rd October 2014

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

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