Residents of the neo-Bankside development on London’s South Bank have filed a lawsuit against the gallery’s board to prevent “hundreds of thousands of visitors” from peering into their home from the Tate’s observation deck. I was.
They have filed an injunction requesting the gallery to stop the public from observing their apartment by “blocking” or “installing screens” parts of the platform.
The five residents lost their cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeals and will file their case in the UK Supreme Court in December 2021.
In Wednesday’s ruling, the Supreme Court ruled by a 3-2 majority in favor of residents.
One of the apartment owners has previously said that his family is “more or less constantly monitored” from the observatory, making it feel like they’re in a zoo.
Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC, on behalf of Tate, has previously argued that “there are no general rights in English law that are not overlooked” and that the Court of Appeals decision was correct.
More to come.
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