● The term ‘nuisance’ relates to three very different actions: private nuisance, public nuisance, and statutory nuisance. The same event may be actionable under more than one of these.
● All three are land-related torts, occurring indirectly.
● Unlike negligence, in nuisance the law is concerned less with the nature of the defendant’s conduct than with its effect.
● Rylands v Fletcher is a variety of nuisance which carries strict liability.