Webb v Bird: 1861

The use of prescription for the acquisition of an an easement of light is anomalous. The owner of the land over which the easement is claimed can do nothing to prevent the installation of windows in a neighbour’s house.


Willes J


(1861) 10 CB (NS) 268, [1861] EngR 518, (1861) 10 CB NS 268, (1861) 142 ER 455




England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedHunter and Others v Canary Wharf Ltd HL 25-Apr-1997
The claimant, in a representative action complained that the works involved in the erection of the Canary Wharf tower constituted a nuisance in that the works created substantial clouds of dust and the building blocked her TV signals, so as to limit . .
See AlsoWebb v Bird And Others 1863
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Updated: 26 November 2022; Ref: scu.195600