- 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?
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.
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