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Private property and abuse of rights in Victorian England : the story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford water supply

Author: Michael Taggart
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford studies in modern legal history.
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The case of the Borough of Bradford v Pickles was the first to establish the principle that it is not unlawful for a property owner to exercise his or her property rights maliciously and to the detriment of others or the public interest. This book explores why the common law developed in this way.
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Taggart, Michael.
Private property and abuse of rights in Victorian England.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002027425
(OCoLC)50314537
Named Person: Edward Pickles
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Taggart
OCLC Number: 607095691
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Legal Research Foundation's J.F. Northey Memorial Book Award 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 235 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Prologue --
Bradford and its water supply --
Coal, stone, and water at East Many Wells Farm --
To court --
Property and statutory interpretation --
Property and water --
Abuse of rights --
Malice and the law of torts --
Epilogue: Pickles and the public/private law divide.
Series Title: Oxford studies in modern legal history.
Responsibility: Michael Taggart.
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