Highway Claims

Practical guidance regarding highway claims for personal injury practitioners

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Course Overview

Ideal for those new to this area of personal injury and for experienced practitioners seeking a refresher, this webinar will explore recent developments in respect of highway claims and will offer practical guidance on how handle such cases.
Delivered by personal injury solicitor and lecturer Nicky Carter, this 40-minute session will consider the various definitions of a highway with reference to the Highways Act 1980 and other key legislation and will explore the following case law, key when defining highways:
•  McGeown v Northern Ireland Housing Executive HL 23/6/94 [1995] 1 A.C 233
•  Gulliksen v Pembrokeshire CC [2002] EWCA Civ 968

In addition, the following topics and relevant case law will also be explored:

•  Highway Slipping and Tripping
      o    Kent County Council v Lawrence [2011] EWHC 1590 (QB)
•  Highway Statutory Duties-Scope and Application
      o    Thompson v Hampshire County Council (2004)
      o    Rollinson v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council [2015] EWHC 3330 (QB)
•  S.41 duty-breaches?
•  s.58 defence-latest issues re budget defence
•  Ice and Snow

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.75 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of recent developments in highway claims cases and will feel more confident when handling such matters
  • • Appreciate the importance of photographic evidence and the factors to consider in respect of claimant / defendant evidence
  • • Be aware of the questions which must be asked when establishing the Statutory Defence under s.58 HA 1980

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for personal injury practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    48 Page


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  • £ 70