Northumbrian Water v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd [2013]

Facts

  • The defendant filled in some shafts in his land with concrete to allow construction work to continue
  • This caused a water blockage for the claimants

Issue

  • Could the act be a nuisance (negligence was not found)

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Can’t have nuisance in a one-off act
RELATED CASE  Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd v Ryan [2003, Australia]

Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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