The Law of Nuisance

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Providing a detailed overview of the law of nuisance this book addresses contentious issues such as the distinction between the rule in Rylands v Fletcher and the law of private nuisance; the law that excludes personal injuries from the remit of nuisance, and the relationship between public and private nuisance. The Law of Nuisance also considers statutory nuisance and the extent to which it can be seen to exceed private and public nuisances as well as utility of nuisance as an environmental tort. This book ...

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Overview

Providing a detailed overview of the law of nuisance this book addresses contentious issues such as the distinction between the rule in Rylands v Fletcher and the law of private nuisance; the law that excludes personal injuries from the remit of nuisance, and the relationship between public and private nuisance. The Law of Nuisance also considers statutory nuisance and the extent to which it can be seen to exceed private and public nuisances as well as utility of nuisance as an environmental tort. This book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the law of nuisance, drilling down to distinctions between these different types of nuisance as well as examining in detail the overlaps between them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199214532
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Murphy is a reader at the law school at the University of Manchester and specializes in the field of tort law. He is one of the editors of the leading practitioner work on tort, Clerk and Lindsell on Torts.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Domain of Nuisance Law
1. The Domain of Nuisance Law
Part II: The Law of Private Nuisance
2. Essentials and the Nature of Liability in Private Nuisance
3. The Interests Protected by Private Nuisance
4. Parties to a Private Nuisance Action
5. Defences to an Action for Private Nuisance
6. Remedies for Private Nuisance
Part III: Public Nuisance and Protection of the Environment
7. Public Nuisance
8. Statutory Nuisances
Appendix
Selected Excerpts from Part III of the Environmental Protection Act

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