Old iron: birth defects litigation and the Corby steelworks’ reclamation (R. Lee)

Author Robert Lee Keywords Birth defects; human health; breach of statutory duty; causation; contaminated land; environmental remediation; local authorities’ liabilities; negligence; public nuisance. Abstract Examines the Technology and Construction Court judgment in Corby Group Litigation v Corby DC concerning whether a local authority had exposed pregnant women, who subsequently had children with birth defects, to […]

Personal injury in private nuisance: the historical truth about… (R. C. Palmer)

Author Robert C Palmer Keywords Personal injury in private nuisance, critique of Professor Newark’s ‘The boundaries of private nuisance’, the restriction of an historical right to protect ‘bodily security’ using private property rights, historical background to private nuisance, the actionability of amenity actions in early modern private nuisance. Abstract In the four-hundredth anniversary year of […]