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No strict liability for accidental fire damage, the law in England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2012

The Defendant carried on the business of supply, fitting and balancing car and van tyres.


Nuisance claim needs negligence in order to succeed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2011

In a lengthy Judgment delivered on 19th April the Technology & Construction Court rejected a claim for nuisance brought by homeowners against Biffa Waste Services Ltd in respect of odours arising from a neighbouring landfill site at Ware in Hertfordshire.


Net contribution clauses - the first decision
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2009

Net contribution clauses have been incorporated into collateral warranties for more than 15 years but, surprisingly, until the Scottish case of Langstane v Riverside & Others 2009 CSOH52 earlier this year there had been no court decision specifically considering their effectiveness.


Mark Lloyd-Williams
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP