Civil liability principles redefined by House of Lords

The House of Lords has upheld a 1995 decision by the Court of Appeal (ENDS Report 249, pp 39-40 ) that interference with television reception by a tall building cannot amount to a nuisance in English civil law. But the Lords disagreed with the Court of Appeal's liberal approach to the question of who may bring an action in private nuisance, and reconfirmed the traditional approach that only those with a legal interest in property may do so.

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