This recorded lecture applies the law relating to private nuisance, public nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher to a problem question.
Private nuisance: who can sue?; type of harm needed – ‘sensible personal discomfort’; who can be sued; unreasonable interference; relevant factors – nature of the locality, utility, duration and frequency, abnormal sensitivity, malice; the requirement of a ‘state of affairs’; defences; remedies.
Public nuisance: definition; elements – act or omission, material effect, class of HM subjects; who can sue; damage; defences.
Rylands v Fletcher: definition; who can sue; accumulation; something likely to do mischief if it escapes; non natural user; escape; damage; defences.
Duration: 52 minutes (approx)
Lecturer: Tracey Aquino
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