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Personal Injury Briefing, Highway Claims – November 2020

Briefings | Tue 17th Nov, 2020

The Personal Injury team at 1 Chancery Lane bring you an early Christmas gift to usher out 2020: The Highways Compendium. A high point we hope as a difficult year draws to a close.

We recognise that normally our busy clients appreciate briefings that are just that: brief and informative. We also know however that from time to time it can be useful to receive a comprehensive document to save to your Resources folder that you can turn to when a knotty issue of law arises.

Highways law is incredibly complex and is an important part of our practice at 1 Chancery Lane. Members of Chambers have acted in many reported cases on highways law including the leading cases of Sumner v Colborne [2019] QB 430, Foulds v Devon County Council [2015] 1 WLUK 71, AC v Devon County Council [2014] RTR 1, Mott MacDonald v Department of Transport [2006] 1 WLR 3356, Sandhar v Department of Transport [2005] 1 WLR 1632 and Goodes v East Sussex County Council [2000] 1 WLR 1356. We regularly act for highways authorities and claimants in cases in the High Court and County Courts and also offer training to firms and teams who specialise in this work

As a result we have produced a booklet covering many of the issues we encounter regularly in practice, from articles reviewing the key statutory provisions through to those that tackle some of the knottier problems of road design, signage and claims in nuisance. We hope that it will be a useful reference for you and your team as you continue to work remotely.

Read the Briefing in full here:

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