Atkins v London Borough of Ealing: QBD 17 Oct 2006

An accident which occurred when a manhole cover tilted, causing the claimant’s foot to fall through into the hole and causing the claimant injury.
Held: The council’s appeal failed.


Teare J


[2006] EWHC 2515 (QB)




Highways Act 1980 41(1) 58


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedHarrison v Derby City Council CA 21-Apr-2008
The claimant injured herself tripping over a depression in the pavement. The council appealed a finding that it was in breach of its duty, saying that it had inspected the footway every six months.
Held: The appeal succeeded. Any collapse at . .
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Personal Injury, Local Government

Updated: 10 July 2022; Ref: scu.245951