Torts connected to land

The following topics form part of the Law of Torts Unit at A2.

Trespass to land

Unlawful entry; intention; defences of lawful authority including licence, right of entry.


Public nuisance: class of persons; role of Attorney General; when individual can sue. Private nuisance: unlawful interference/physical damage; interference with health and comfort; unreasonable user; relevance of locality and utility; abnormal sensitivity; duration; effect of malice.

Specific defences: prescription; statutory authority.

Rylands and Fletcher 

Dangerous things; accumulation; escape; non-natural user; damage.

Specific defences of consent, act of stranger, statutory authority, Act of God; default of claimant.



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