Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 13 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 1968 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

McKinnon J

Representation Davis Altaras (instructed by Eaton-Evans & Morris, Haverfordwest) for the claimant.
  David Forsdick (instructed by Douglas-Jones Mercer, Swansea) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 1 October 2002


Negligence - Highway - Duty of highway authority - Design of new road - Design of new road causing steep driveway to claimant's property - Claimant alleging driveway dangerously steep - Whether driveway dangerously steep - Whether design of road negligent.

The Case

The court ruled that a driveway which gave access to her property from a new road which had been designed by the defendant highway authority was not dangerously steep or unusable, and that therefore the authority had not been negligent in designing the new road.

Practice Areas

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