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Paths, highways and a question of council’s duty (Barlow v Wigan Council)

Paths, highways and a question of council’s duty (Barlow v Wigan Council)
Published on: 04 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Paths, highways and a question of council’s duty (Barlow v Wigan Council)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: Was path a highway maintainable at public expense? Matthew White, personal injury practitioner at St John’s Chambers in Bristol, points out that the decision in Barlow v Wigan Council ought not to surprise highway authorities as it simply confirms what the Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) says. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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