Commercial premises – acts of nuisance by tenants – claims by neighbours – liability of the landlord
Coventry and others v Lawrence and another  UKSC 13 (26 February 2014) and Coventry and others v Lawrence and another (No.2)  UKSC 46 (23 July 2014)
The first Supreme Court decision created quite a stir in the legal press. It raised two issues. The first was the right approach when a court has to exercise its discretion and consider whether to grant an injunction or award damages where an infringement of a property right has been made out. The second was the extent to which it was possible to establish a right by prescription to commit what would otherwise be a nuisance by noise.