Marcic v Thames Water Utilities Ltd

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
JudgeLORD NICHOLLS OF BIRKENHEAD,LORD STEYN,LORD HOFFMANN,LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD,LORD SCOTT OF FOSCOTE
Judgment Date04 December 2003
Neutral Citation[2003] UKHL 66
Date04 December 2003
CourtHouse of Lords
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68 cases
  • Lee Dennis Oldcorn and Another v Southern Water Services Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Technology and Construction Court)
    • 23 January 2017
    ...submit that a duty in negligence cannot arise out of the performance of their statutory functions relying on the cases of Marcic v Thames Water Utilities Limited (2003) UKHL 66, Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig No 2 [2013] EWCA Civ 233 and Nicholson v Thames Water [2014] EWHC 4249. ......
  • Total Network SL v. United Kingdom (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs), (2008) 385 N.R. 310 (HL)
    • Canada
    • 12 March 2008
    ...et al., [2006] N.R. Uned. 190; [2007] 1 A.C. 558; [2006] UKHL 49, refd to. [paras. 130, 174]. Marcic v. Thames Water Utilities Ltd., [2003] N.R. Uned. 263; [2004] 2 A.C. 42; [2003] UKHL 66, refd to. [para. Woolwich Building Society v. Commissioners of Inland Revenue, [1993] A.C. 70; 145 N.R......
  • Thomas and Others v Bridgend County Borough Council
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 26 July 2011
    ...he relies on the passage already cited in Rayner v UK, and on statements by the House of Lords in Marcic v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2004] 2 AC 42. 40 I look first at Antonetto v Italy. The claimant's property had been affected by the erection of a tall building on adjoining land, thus re......
  • The Queen (on the application of Paul McAtee) v The Secretary of State for Justice
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 December 2018
    ...465; [2006] 2 WLR 570; [2006] 4 All ER 128, HL(E)Main v Scottish Ministers [2015] CSIH 41, Ct of SessMarcic v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2003] UKHL 66; [2004] 2 AC 42; [2002] 1 WLR 2274; [2003] 3 WLR 1603; [2004] 1 All ER 135, HL(E)R v Docherty (Shaun) [2016] UKSC 62; [2017] 1 WLR 181; [20......
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1 firm's commentaries
  • Sewage Discharges In England: Politics, Regulatory Control And The Role Of The Courts
    • European Union
    • Mondaq European Union
    • 17 October 2022
    ...was action by the regulators. UU's defence relied on the principle from the landmark case of Marcic v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2003] UKHL 66. In Marcic, a lack of adequate capacity in the sewerage system caused foul water to flood a private property, and the only long-term solution ident......
10 books & journal articles
  • The site
    • United Kingdom
    • Construction Law. Volume II - Third Edition
    • 13 April 2020
    ...Oil Reining Ltd [1981] aC 1001; Wildtree Hotels Ltd v Harrow LBC [2001] 2 aC 1 at 13–14, per Lord hofmann; Marcic v hames Water Utilities [2004] 2 aC 42; Jones v Cleanthi [2006] EWCa Civ 1712 at [92], per Jonathan parker LJ; Dobson v hames Water Utilities Ltd [2007] BLr 465; Dobson v hames ......
  • The House of Lords and the Northern Ireland Conflict – A Sequel
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 69-3, May 2006
    • 1 May 2006
    ...made availablefor his occupation pending a decision as a result of their inquiries . . .’. In Marc ic vThamesWater Utilities Ltd [2004] 2 AC 42, wherea man whose house had been repeatedly £oodedsought compensation from the local water company, the House decli ned to awardit because theunder......
  • The Justiciability of Resource Allocation
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 70-2, March 2007
    • 1 March 2007
    ...forthcoming).144 R(Hooper)vSecretary of State for Pensions [2005] UKHL 2 9, [2005] 1 WLR 1681 at [36]; Marcic vThamesWater UtilitiesLtd [2003] UKHL 66, [2004] 2 AC42 at [68],[71];RvDirectorof PublicProsecu-tions, exp Kebilene [2000] 2 AC 326,380^381,[1999]3 WLR 972; see also comments in obi......
  • Resources, Rights, and Environmental Regulation
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley Journal of Law and Society No. 32-1, March 2005
    • 1 March 2005
    ...53.48 (1868) L.R. 3 H.L. 300.49 Cambridge Water, op. cit., n. 47; Hunter v. Canary Wharf Ltd [1997] 2 W.L.R. 684;Marcic v. Thames Water [2004] 2 A.C. 42; and Transco v. Stockport MBC [2004] 2A.C. 1.ßCardiff University Law School If the law were changed . .. the effect might be (one does not......
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