Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in climate change, energy, environmental protection, news, regulations, roads, transport by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update William Upton, Nicholas Ostrowski, Frances Lawson and Mark Davies consider the failure of Highways England’s plan for a Kent Lorry Park, the recent publication of the Environment Agency’s Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance, revisions to the EU ETS and the Powering Past Coal Alliance, and the new Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.’

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Six Pump Court, 20th November 2017

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Petition started to change law over reporting of cat deaths on Britain’s roads – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2017 in animals, news, road traffic offences, roads by sally

‘A woman has started a petition to make it the law to have to report the death of a cat on Britain’s roads.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2017

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Potholes Galore! – Zenith PI

‘Crawley v Barnsley MBC [2017] 1WLR 2329 may well have surprised both local authorities and those who follow the law reports. It strikes one as very much a decision on its own facts and typical of the numerous cases which these days clutter the Lexis reports. If it does indeed state a matter of principle, it may be thought a singular advance on previous authorities.’

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Zenith PI, 26th July 2017

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Holly Clegg discusses The Court of Appeal on Potholes – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 5th, 2017 in appeals, negligence, news, road safety, roads by sally

‘Holly Clegg considers the recent case of Lee Crawley v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Councils must have an adequate system in place for repairing defects in the highway over the weekend.’

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Park Square Barristers, 14th June 2017

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

City fails in High Court challenge over adjudicator rulings on bus lane signs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 10th, 2017 in judicial review, local government, news, road traffic, roads, transport by sally

‘Nottingham City Council has failed in a High Court challenge to the Bus Lane Adjudicator’s decision that the local authority’s road signs for a pedestrian zone failed to provide adequate information to road users of a bus lane.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Councils should be forced to fix potholes immediately, Court of Appeal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in local government, news, repairs, road safety, roads by sally

‘Councils should be forced to fix serious potholes immediately the Court of Appeal has ruled, after judges found in favour of a jogger who hurt his ankle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Black Lives Matter Heathrow protesters found guilty – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in demonstrations, fines, news, roads by sally

‘Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked a road to Heathrow Airport have been found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court clarifies the position as regards claiming damages based on an extrapolated sample – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2016 in contracting out, contracts, damages, news, roads, statistics by sally

‘A recent High Court decision will provide helpful guidance to parties that elect to use statistical sampling and extrapolation as a means to demonstrate entitlement to substantial damages.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st November 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

City council ordered to pay £115k over failure to manage roadworks properly – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 25th, 2016 in complaints, costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news, roads by michael

‘Liverpool City Council has been ordered to pay £115,000 in fines and costs after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the authority had failed to ensure that the arrangements for managing roadworks were suitable.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th October 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk


Judge jails ‘childish’ man who brought M1 to standstill because of grudge with police – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, guilty pleas, news, nuisance, police, roads, sentencing by Mark L

‘A “childish” man who cost the economy £28 million when he brought the M1 to a standstill for 28 hours has been jailed for two years after he caused hundreds of holidaymakers to miss their flights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Campaign to save Sheffield’s trees reaches High Court – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in environmental protection, injunctions, local government, news, roads, trees by tracey

‘A bitter dispute between campaigners and councillors over a controversial programme to cut down thousands of trees has continued at a hearing at the High Court in London.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

London taxi drivers lose high court challenge to cycle superhighway – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2016 in bicycles, London, news, planning, roads, taxis by sally

‘Cabbies have lost a high court challenge that could have disrupted completion of London’s £47m flagship east-west cycle superhighway.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Councils pay out over £100million in compensation claims in just two years – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2016 in compensation, local government, news, roads by sally

‘New research shows councils in Britain paid out thousands of pounds because of potholes, accidents and other workplace related grievances between 2013 and 2015.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ownership Rights of a Highway Authority – Local Government Law

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in local government, London, news, roads by tracey

‘What one might call the “normal” or “traditional” ownership rights of a highway authority lay at the heart of the dispute in Southwark LBC v Transport for London [2015] EWHC 3448 (Ch).’

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Local Government Law, 3rd December 2015

Source: www.11kbw.com/blogs/local-government-law

Martyn Uzzell A65 death: North Yorkshire County Council settles with widow – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2015 in bereavement, bicycles, compensation, inquests, local government, news, roads by sally

‘The widow of a cyclist who died after he hit a pothole on his bike has received a six-figure payout from a council.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2015

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M4 relief road for Newport challenged in court – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2015 in environmental protection, news, planning, roads, Wales by tracey

‘Friends of the Earth Cymru wants a judge to examine how ministers decided to press ahead with the 14-mile new stretch of motorway around Newport.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Redrow Homes Ltd) v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted November 7th, 2014 in agreements, judicial review, law reports, roads by tracey

Regina (Redrow Homes Ltd) v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council: [2014] EWCA Civ 1433; [2014] WLR (D) 465

‘A highway authority could lawfully enter into an agreement with a developer or other party under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980 for that other party to pay a sum for the expenses of highways maintenance after the date on which the highway became maintainable at public expense.’

WLR Daily, 31st October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Government gives green light to level crossing reform – Law Commission

Posted November 6th, 2014 in health & safety, Law Commission, news, railways, road safety, roads by sally

‘The Government has accepted the majority of the reforms to level crossing law recommended by the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission, and has committed to review the remainder.’

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Law Commission, 5th November 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Privacy in peril: Vast network of roadside cameras pose ‘very real risk’ says surveillance regulator – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in closed circuit television, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, roads by sally

‘Members of the public face “a very real risk” to their privacy from the huge roadside surveillance network that captures millions of motorists every day, the Government’s Surveillance Commissioner has warned. In an interview with The Independent, Tony Porter urges that clear guidance be provided to ensure “innocent” people do not fall victim to roadside automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras which have been the centre of concerns over the rise of surveillance in Britain.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

First council-promoted Planning Act 2008 scheme survives judicial review – Local Government Lawyer

“A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge to the first scheme to be promoted by a local authority under the infrastructure planning and consenting regime contained in the Planning Act 2008.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk