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A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations$
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Kenneth Reid and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198299288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.001.0001

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Liability among Neighbours

Liability among Neighbours

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A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations



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This chapter focuses on the legal relations that exist between neighbours within the context of liability and nuisance. In this chapter, focus is directed to the tort of nuisance. It aims to determine the nature of the liability regime in cases which English lawyers would traditionally regard as being covered by the rule, such as in Rylands v. Fletcher. It discusses developments of Scots law in terms of liability and nuisance.

Keywords:   legal relations, neighbours, liability, nuisance, tort of nuisance, nature of liability, Scots law

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