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Bybrook Barn Garden Centre Ltd and Others v Kent County Council: CA 8 Jan 2001

A culvert had been constructed taking a stream underneath the road. At the time when it came into the ownership of the local authority, it was adequate for this purpose. Later developments increased the flow, and the culvert came to become an obstruction leading to the claimant’s property being flooded. It was checked regularly, but … Continue reading Bybrook Barn Garden Centre Ltd and Others v Kent County Council: CA 8 Jan 2001

Vernon Knight Associates v Cornwall Council: CA 30 Jul 2013

Appeal by Cornwall County Council against a decision that it is liable for damage caused by floodwater escaping from one of the roads in the county. Lord Dyson MR, Jackson LJ, Sir Stanley Burnton [2013] EWCA Civ 950, [2013] WLR(D) 329 Bailii, WLRD Highways Act 1980 41(1) 58(1) England and Wales Land, Torts – Other … Continue reading Vernon Knight Associates v Cornwall Council: CA 30 Jul 2013