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Published: 17 October 2002

260 Pages


ISBN: 9780199256877

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Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England

The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Michael Taggart

Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

  • A contextual study of a leading case, which has influenced developments throughout the common law world
  • Compares and contrasts common law and civil law approaches to abuse of rights
  • Compares and contrasts British and American approaches to the prima facie tort doctrine
  • Explores the contrasting approaches of public and private lawyers towards property and regulation of its uses

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