Liability for Flooding

John Bates and Roz Snocken, from Old Square Chambers, outline who is liable in cases of flooding and discuss rights to compensation.

Issues discussed in this 29-minute video:

  • Riparian duties and rights
  • Civil action for flooding
  • The statutory definition of flooding
  • Flood risk management authorities
  • Flood risk management works
  • Rights to compensation
  • Flood Re - the statutory regime for flood insurance

Cases referenced:

  • Leakey v National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty [1980] Q.B. 485
  • Rylands v Fletcher (1865-66) L.R. 1 Ex. 265
  • East Suffolk Rivers Catchment Board v Kent [1941] A.C. 74
  • Bourne Leisure (Hopton) Ltd v Great Yarmouth Port Authority [2016] UKUT 44 (LC)

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Date:Published Friday 01 July 2016
Duration:0.5 hours
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John Bates

Old Square Chambers

Rosalie Snocken

Old Square Chambers

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