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The East region covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and part of Northamptonshire.

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UKELA Eastern Region in collaboration with 6 Pump Court Chambers is delighted to invite you to a seminar: PRIVATE NUISANCE: KEY CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, OR “BRINGING HOME THE BACON “ Thursday 31 January 2019 Birketts LLP, 22 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JD

4.30pm (register from 4.15pm) - 6.30pmSpeakers: Stephen Hockman QC, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, William Upton and Mark Davies

Purpose: Smelly pig litigation since William Aldred’s case (1610), via Hambly v Trott(1776) and Wheeler v Saunders (1994), and as then considered in Butcher Robinson & Staples Ltd v London Regional Transport (1999), traverses a remarkable number of the key issues relevant to private and public nuisance today, in particular the vexed question of remedies (quantum of damages, injunctions and other forms of equitable relief).

In this seminar the speakers will address the ‘crunch’ issues facing litigators since Coventry v Lawrence (2016). Whilst all the major cases will be discussed and revisited, the remarkable fact is that in certain cases a significant contribution has been made by the Gloucester Old Spot, the Middle White, and other old and new varieties, to the law as now practised by both the metropolitan sophisticate and by the rural expert. The speakers will pay due regard to the many cases which concern the clash between aspects of animal husbandry and the expectations of local residents.

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Within the last 15 months the group has:· Organised a joint seminar with PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure, on coastal environmental legislation which took place at the London Gateway Port in October 2014. This event was combined with a fascinating guided tour of the port.

· Held its AGM in Cambridge in March 2015. On this occasion Mark Watson of 6 Pump Court provided an excellent update on environmental offences, sentencing guidelines and the proceeds of crime.

· Organised a joint seminar with CIWEM, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, entitled “Coastal Advance and Coastal Retreat” which took place at The Moller Centre in Cambridge in October 2015.

The success of the joint events has encouraged the Committee to explore other partnerships. We are also actively seeking to establish links with universities and colleges in the region.

About our Group

The East Region’s Committee, established for the first time by the Group’s AGM in 2014, is currently under review.

The Committee represents a diverse membership spread across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, part of Northamptonshire and Suffolk. While the size of the region, the proximity of parts of it to London and the wide range of interests of local members presents something of a challenge in terms of devising a suitable programme of events, the Committee is focused on reaching out to all its members and holding seminars around the region which cover as wide a range of topics as possible.


The committee is currently being revised and details will be posted here very soon.


The committee is currently being revised.

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