Local Government Lawyer - Infrequently used highways and dangerousness

29 Mar 2016

BLM partner Mark Eisen reports on the recent Court of Appeal case Melvin Griffiths v Gwynedd Council for Local Government Lawyer.

"In a helpful decision for local authorities the Court of Appeal in Melvin Griffiths v Gwynedd Council [2015] EWCA CIV144 has applied established principles to highways claims, in particular that the test of dangerousness is informed to some extent by what the public at large would expect the highways authority to do to ensure repair of such roads, particularly at a time when resources are scarce... "

To read Mark's full article on the Local Government Lawyer website, please click here.


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