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Bradford Corp v Pickles (1895), AC 587 (HL)

Facts:

P deliberately diverts water so that it doesn’t go onto neighbour’s property anymore; with the goal of getting them to buy his land at inflated price.

Ratio:

No one has right to water running to their property. The diversion of water by a neighbour does not constitute a nuisance.

Holding:

Decision in favour of P, who is not committing a legal wrong.


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