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Severn Trent Water Ltd v Barnes: CA 13 May 2004

The water company appealed an award of damages after it had been found to have laid a water main under the claimant’s land without his knowledge or consent. The court had awarded restitutionary damages. Held: The judge fell into error in awarding the exercise the judge sought to perform by awarding the additional sum of … Continue reading Severn Trent Water Ltd v Barnes: CA 13 May 2004

British Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd: CA 23 Mar 2001

The parties disputed discharges from a sewer outfall into the Stourbridge canal which had been constructed by a regional water authority in about 1976, under the previous statutory regime. The relevant outfall was therefore already in use at the transfer date pursuant to a right enjoyed by the regional water authorities under the Public Health … Continue reading British Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd: CA 23 Mar 2001

British Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd: ChD 26 Oct 1999

A water company may have the implied power to discharge surface run-off water from sewers into canals. The powers and duties of water companies and sewerage undertakers were different both under statute and in general. The power to lay a run-off pipe might be held to imply a power to discharge what was run off … Continue reading British Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd: ChD 26 Oct 1999

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