Private Nuisance cases

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1. Coming to the nuisance is NOT a defence (doctor's surgery being new was not a defence)

  • Bolton v Stone
  • Sedleigh-Denfield v O'Callaghan
  • Sturges v Bridgman
  • Hunter v Canary Wharf
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2. C must have a legal interest in the land

  • Hunter v Canary Wharf
  • Leakey v National Trust
  • Esso Petroleum v Southport Corporation
  • Robinson v Kilvert

3. Prescription is a defence (factory not a nuisance for 20 years)

  • Hollywood Silver Fox Farm v Emmett
  • Leakey v National Trust
  • Sturges v Bridgman
  • Sedleigh-Denfield v O'Callaghan

4. TV reception is not an indirect interference

  • Hunter v Canary Wharf
  • Sturges v Bridgman
  • Leakey v National Trust
  • Bliss v Hall

5. D can be the adopter of the nuisance (failed to resolve a blocked pipe)

  • Sedleigh-Denfield v O'Callaghan
  • Leakey v National Trust
  • Hunter v Canary Wharf
  • Marcic v Thames Water

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