Hugh James environmental solicitors have helped thousands of families across the UK take legal action against businesses causing environmental blight and nuisance.
Most of our environmental cases are brought in the law of private nuisance which protects an individual's right to the enjoyment of their property. We bring cases on behalf of residents as a group. We do not pursue claims for individuals.
What is an environmental nuisance?
A nuisance is an interference with a person's enjoyment and use of his land. Nuisances that interfere with the enjoyment of land include foul odours, noxious gases, loud noises, dust, pollution and pest problems.
Environmental nuisance claim types
Our specialist environmental nuisance solicitors have dealt with nuisance cases relating to unpleasant and noxious odours, noise disturbance, dust pollution and even problems caused by vermin and insect infestation. Problems are often attributed to landfill sites, composting operations, sewage treatment works as well as many different types of factories.
Typical environmental nuisance offenders
Nuisance problems may be caused by various businesses including; landfill sites, composting sites, sewage treatment works, factories and foundries.
These types of businesses are sometimes located in close proximity to residential areas; they provide jobs and encourages investment in the local area. Unfortunately, on occasion, they also cause a nuisance and often, it’s not just one family who suffer a nuisance but entire streets and communities.
It may be that the nuisance has occurred recently and the business is simply unaware that they are causing a problem. A friendly word with them can often put matters right.