High Court rules on private companies’ discharge rights
Two points have been considered in the appeal of The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Ltd, which concerned a claim by the Manchester Ship Canal Company (MSC) against United Utilities Water (UU) in relation to discharges made into the canal.The appeal considered two points from earlier separate cases: a 2018 case that decided discharges made into the canal by UU did not entitle MSC to private law action in trespass or nuisance, and a 201
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