Tort Law: Causation in Fact (Issues)

Causation in Fact Issues There are several issues with causation in fact in the UK. The first of which can be illustrated from a novel situation where A crouches on the ground and B pushes C, C then suffers injuries because of the actions of both A and B. The question is how to ensure there... Continue Reading →

Law of Tort: Psychiatric Injury

Psychiatric Harm - Development of the Law in the United Kingdom. Psychiatric harm concerns damage to the mind rather than the body. Traditionally lawyers have referred to this type of harm as nervous shock, but the courts have indicated that they prefer the expression psychiatric harm in the case of Attia v British Gas PLC... Continue Reading →

Law of Tort: Privacy in the UK

Privacy - The development of Privacy Law in the United Kingdom and the press. Privacy has been defined as the antithesis of what is public by the Calcutt Report 1990. The report is primarily concerned with the self regulation of the press. The press have regulated themselves more or less through the Press Complaints Commission and... Continue Reading →

Land Law: Easements (Problem Question)

Question Jeremy owned the registered freehold title of Oakacre, a large house with an extensive garden.  Jeremy had rented out a self-contained apartment within Oakacre to Bethany and, as a personal favour, he allowed Bethany to use the gardens for recreation.  Bethany also parked her car on the driveway. Last year, Bethany’s lease expired so... Continue Reading →

Land Law: Covenants (Practise Question 2)

Question Mary owned numbers 1 and 3 Crawley Street, both freehold properties with registered title. Numbers 1 and 3 were originally one large property which Mary converted into two properties. In 2000, she sold number 3 to Sybil, retaining number 1 for herself. The conveyance of number 3 to Sybil was subject to the following... Continue Reading →

Land Law: Covenants (Practise Question)

Problem Question In 1999 Alfred became the owner of two adjoining registered (with absolute title) freehold properties, Blackacre and Whiteacre.  In January 2005 he sold and transferred Whiteacre to Brian who covenanted with Alfred as follows:    1) that Brian, and Brian alone, would not build within 60 metres of the boundary between Whiteacre and... Continue Reading →

Land Law: Covenants

Covenants A covenant is essentially a promise that is made by deed. Covenants have an incredibly wide span, which means they can cover a wide range of issue. Typical examples of covenants include: Not to build on the land Not to use property for Business purposes To keep the boundary of a fence in good... Continue Reading →

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