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Christie v Davey (1893) 1 Ch 316

The claimant was a music teacher. She gave private lessons at her home and her family also enjoyed playing music. She lived in a semi-detached house which adjoined the defendant’s property. The defendant had complained of the noise on many occasions to no avail. He took to banging on the walls and beating trays and shouting in retaliation.

Held:

The defendant’s actions were motivated by malice and therefore did constitute a nuisance. An injunction was granted to restrain his actions.
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