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Highway Law

Highway Law
6th Edition
ISBN:  9780414088832
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  27 Jun 2022
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Highway Law is a popular and well-established text covering all aspects of the law governing highways. This new edition provides a detailed and practical commentary of the law relating to the creation, upkeep, development and ownership of highways, including the powers and duties of highway authorities, the rights of users of the highway and the rights and responsibilities of those who own land adjoining the highway.
  • Provides the reader with a complete reference to the law governing highways
  • Delivers clear and practical guidance, written in a straightforward and accessible style
  • Addresses matters of particular interest to practitioners including the creation, maintenance and improvement of highways, stopping up and diversion orders, traffic regulation orders, street works, footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and bridges
  • Deals with relevant Human Rights Act and Public Sector Equality Duty issues impacting on highway law
  • The text and Appendices deal with specific differences in the law applicable to London and to Wales
  • Incorporates the latest legislative and case-law developments
New to the Sixth Edition
  • A detailed treatment of the right of access to coastal land and margins
  • Changes brought about by virtue of the Infrastructure Act 2015, the Deregulation Act 2015, and the Cities and Government Devolution Act 2016
  • Commentary on recent judicial decisions including the Supreme Court decisions in Southwark LBC v Transport for London [2018] UKSC 63 and DPP v Ziegler [2021] UKSC 23 and the Court of Appeal decisions in Barlow v Wigan MBC [2020] EWCA Civ 696 and Garland v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2021] EWCA Civ 1098
About the authors
Stephen Sauvain QC is the author of the five previous editions of this work as well as being a contributor to and former editor of the Encyclopedia of Highway Law and Practice.

Ruth Stockley is the current General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Highway Law and Practice and a member of Kings Chambers in Manchester with an extensive planning, local government and highways practice.
Ned Westaway is a member of chambers at Francis Taylor Building in London and is an experienced practitioner in the fields of public, environmental and highway law.

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  • Chapter 1 - Highways and highway authorities
  • Chapter 2 - Creation of highways
  • Chapter 3 - Rights of the highway authority and of adjoining landowners in, under and over the highway
  • Chapter 4 - The maintenance of highways
  • Chapter 5 - Civil liability of highway authorities
  • Chapter 6 - Improvement of highways
  • Chapter 7 - Protection of the highway and of the highway users (1): Duty of Highway Authorities, Public Nuisance and its Remedies
  • Chapter 8 - Protection of the highway and of the highway users. (2): Statutory powers relating to authorised and unauthorised interferences with the highway
  • Chapter 9 - Extinguishment and diversion of highways
  • Chapter 10 - Streets and private streets
  • Chapter 11 - Bridges
  • Chapter 12 – Footpaths, bridleways and byways
  • Chapter 13 - Access to open land and to coastal land
  • Chapter 14 - Street works
  • Chapter 15 - Authorisation Procedures, Acquisition of Land, Compulsory Purchase Powers, Inquiries and Compensation
  • Chapter 16 - Traffic Regulation and Management
  • Chapter 17 - Miscellaneous Matters
  • Appendix 1 – Highways in London
  • Appendix 2 – Highways in Wales
  • Appendix 3 - Summary of the Main Powers Available for the Stopping Up or Diversion of Highways
  • Appendix 4 - Summary of the Main Dispute and Compensation Procedures under the Highways Act 1980

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