Nuisance and negligence

Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd

The case of Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd  [2011] EWHC 1003 (TCC) appears to be a potentially ground breaking case as it suggests that a compliant operation of a facility governed by an environmental permit may be protected from a claim in private nuisance. The residents of a housing estate in Ware sought compensation […]

Nuisance and human rights

The case of Dobson v Thames Water [2009] EWCA Civ 28 relates to group litigation brought by residents living in the vicinity of a Thames Water sewage treatment works (‘the works’) in Isleworth, Middlesex, and raises important questions regarding available remedies for nuisance. The claimants, who argue that they are badly affected by both odours […]