Private nuisance

Landmark Chambers is a leading chambers for nuisance cases.


A team of barristers at Landmark Chambers were on the winning side of the leading modern case about nuisance (Fearn v Tate) Tate [2023] UKSC 4), a ground breaking decision establishing that a “visual intrusion” (caused by a viewing gallery at Tate Modern) was a nuisance to neighbouring flats.

Our barristers frequently act in nuisance cases concerning developments - arising from such things as noise, dust, vibrations, flooding, or subsidence. Significant cases involving members of the group include:

  • Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corp [2016] 4 WLR 100 - the issue was whether, when carrying out a development, a landlord had breached a covenant for quiet enjoyment contained in a lease. 
  • Dennis v Ministry of Defence [2003] EWHC 793 and Jones v Ministry of Defence [2021] EWHC 2276 - cases about noise from Harrier jets
  • Hirose Electrical UK Ltd v Peak Ingredients Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 987 - smells from a food manufacturer
  • Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 - Japanese knotweed.

As well other cases involving allegations of nuisance bytree roots, bamboo and animals (including dogs, cockerels and badgers).

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Mark Ball

Practice Director

020 7421 1308

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Harry Feldman

Practice Manager

020 7421 2485

Harry Feldman

Connor McGilly

Practice Manager

020 7421 1304

Connor Mc Gilly new

Ruby Sims

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1337

Ruby Sims new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new

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