Legal Challenges to Flood Management

After attending a Castle Debate on Flooding; I have put together a video on some of the legal challenges to flooding. I begin with mentioning a few lines on the lack of clarity and overarching statutory regimes surrounding Flood Management. I then move onto exploring the three basic claim areas that are likely to grow in the future:

1. Flooding caused/exacerbated by neighbours – Nuisance/Rylands v Fletcher
2. Climate change litigation
3. Challenges to public authority flood management

Involuntary Manslaughter

In the case of involuntary manslaughter the accused lacks malice aforethought, the mens rea for murder.

There are three forms of involuntary manslaughter: constructive manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and reckless manslaughter.

The Whiteboard in the background

 Constructive Manslaughter

Gross Negligence Manslaughter

Reckless Manslaughter


This video introduces the causation requirement in criminal law.

But before preceding to the videos here is a JPEG overview:


There are 6 types of Novus Actus Interveniens that will be explored:

1. Natural Interventions/Acts of God

2. Third Party Interventions

3. Medical Interventions

4.  Drug Supply

5. Thin Skull/Egg Shell Rule

6. Victim Flight