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Reflections on Nuisance and Regulation

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Monday, 15 September 2014 at 15:30 (BST)

Reflections on Nuisance and Regulation

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UCL Centre for Law and the Environment and UCL Private Law Group invite you to

Reflections on
Nuisance and Regulation


 
Monday 15 September 2014
from 3.30 - 6.30pm, reception to follow
at UCL Faculty of Laws 

Accredited with 3 CPD hours (SRA / BSB)

The place of regulatory decisions in private nuisance is of enormous practical significance, for litigators, planners, businesses and communities. It also highlights broader, persistent questions about the relative roles of courts and administrative bodies in the generation and enforcement of appropriate social (including environmental) standards, and in the distribution of risks, opportunities, costs and benefits. Recent judicial exploration of the relationship between private nuisance and planning controls has provided an instructive context for these questions, and the Supreme Court decision in Coventry v Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13 is a central moment in the evolution of the relationship between the regulatory state and the common law courts. There remains, however, much to discuss.

Chaired by: 

  • The Rt Hon The Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, CVO
  • Paul Mitchell (UCL)
Contributors
  • Maria Lee (UCL)
    Nuisance and the complexity of regulation 
  • Eloise Scotford (Dickson Poon School of Law)
    Private nuisance, regulation and the nature of property rights: an evolving legal story 
  • Ben Pontin (University of the West of England)
    The co-evolution of nuisance and environmental regulation 
  • Jenny Steele (University of York)
    “An unduly moralistic approach to disputes”? Monetary remedies for nuisance after Coventry v Lawrence 
  • Justine Thornton (39 Essex Street)
    The role of public nuisance in environmental pollution control
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UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom

Monday, 15 September 2014 at 15:30 (BST)


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