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Mark Fowles considers the recent judgment in JL -v- Archbishop Michael George Bowen and Scout Association  in which the Court of Appeal concluded that the trial judge had been wrong to disapply…Read more
The Court of Appeal in Crawley v Barnsley MBC (2017) has found that a highway authority’s system of inspecting reported defects the next working day, was inadequate as reports of potentially serious…Read more
Simon Johnson examines an increasing trend for claimants to place reliance upon Articles 3, 5 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in claims against local authorities. In…Read more
The Court of Appeal has revisited the meaning of reasonable foreseeability in the context of claims brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Taking a practical approach, the Court has found…Read more
Simon White, DWF Business Intelligence Analyst, provides an insight into predictive analytics and how local authorities might begin to use their power to reduce the cost of claims.Read more
We are all familiar with actions in nuisance for injunctions and damages in respect of alleged tree root subsidence. In this latest article for local authorities, Gabriel Fay looks at an interesting…Read more
In our Summer Brief, Perry Hill, DWF and Colette Dark, Gallagher Bassett looked at the proposed changes to the highways code of practice and potential impact on highway liability claims. Following…Read more