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 Recorded Webinar: Can Neighbours be Good Friends? Where Planning Permission and Property Rights Collide (NSW)

Date: Thursday 21st January 2021
Duration: 1 Hour

The property development boom and zoning changes have brought with them increasing complaints by neighbours of interference with property rights, ranging from overshadowing to noise interference, lost access to views and other restrictions to property enjoyment. This session will explore the common law position concerning traditional property rights, and the effect the granting of planning permission by statutory and other authorities has on those rights. In particular, the session will look at:

  • Trespass, nuisance and breach of covenant as enforceable property rights against developers and others
  • The intersect between planning law permissions and property rights
  • The rights of the aggrieved neighbour v the rights of the property developer: how can these be reconciled?
  • What remedies are available for -breach? Injunction and damages discussed.
  • A case study of Lawrence v Fen Tigers [2014] UKSC 13 and how the decision might be applied in Australia
  • The right to airspace: crane oversailing and the case of Janney & Ors v Steller Works Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 363
  • Overcoming conflict through statutory and other means - Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000
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Sydney Jacobs, Barrister, Sydney

Sydney Jacobs is a barrister at 13th Wentworth Chambers. He is also an accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. Sydney read for his LL.M at Cambridge.

He has a general commercial equity practice including partnership disputes, property litigation (e.g. easements (both Torrens and Old System), leasing matters, contracts for the sale of land off the plan, relief against forfeiture of deposits) and building & construction disputes. 

He is the sole author of two major loose-leaf services, namely: Damages in a Commercial Context, and Injunctions: Law and Practice, both published by Thomson Reuters. He part authors the leading work, Commercial & International Arbitration, likewise published by Thomson Reuters.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law in NSW. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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