Wiglaw is a new website maintained by Gordon Wignall, barrister. It will provide guides to a number of areas of the law. The first is a short guide to the law of nuisance.
The site is intended primarily to be of use by informed members of the public who want to use it in conjunction with their professional advisers, or who may realise they have a problem covered by the site, but are not quite sure what to do about the particular issue. It is also intended to help clients who want to take action themselves. It is detailed enough to be of use to lawyers, who may want to use it to show their clients what rules need to be satisfied and what procedural steps need to be taken.
Currently there is one section on the website: “A Short Guide to Nuisance”, which covers private, public and statutory nuisance. It is detailed in two specific areas, namely Flooding and Water and Tree Root Subsidence. Private nuisance can be particularly esoteric, and this website aims to demystify some of the complexity. It will be maintained and the “Briefings” section will contain additional topics from time to time.
In the future, two related topics will be added, one on environmental permitting and one on waste.