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Highway Law
Highway Law
5th Edition
Practice Area:  Highways
ISBN:  9780414024908
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  13 Dec 2013
Format:  Hardback
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Highway Law is a popular and well-established practitioner text on all aspects of the law governing highways. The new 5th edition supplies a detailed and practical commentary on 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 of those who own land around the highway.

  • Provides you with a complete reference to the law governing highways
  • Delivers clear, practical guidance, written in a straightforward and accessible style
  • Addresses matters of particular interest to practitioners, such as stopping up and diversion orders, traffic orders, street works, footpaths, bridleways and bridges
  • Deals with the impact of the Human rights Act in this area
  • Contains sections dedicated to Wales and London
  • Incorporates the latest legislative and case law developments
  • Details the powers and duties of the highway authorities, the rights of users and the rights and responsibilities of owners and land near highways
  • Ensures you understand the rights and responsibilities of the party you're advising
  • Refers to all recent legislation, relevant statutory instruments and case law, such as the Countryside and Rights of Way Act and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • Makes sure you are working from the most up-to-date source available, recognises the impact these changes have on area of highway law and affected parties
  • Contains sections dedicated to Wales and London so that you can take on a case confidently regardless of the areas it covers

 New to the 5th Edition

  • The extension of the right of access to open land to coastal land and margins
  • Changes brought about by the Localism in 2011
  • New case law on usage “as of right”, the right to protest on the highway and the right of access to the highway, clarification as to the powers and responsibilities of the highway authority arising from their ownership and control of the highway
  • New case law on traffic regulation and parking orders
  • All sections generally updated
CONTENTS
  • Highways and highway authorities
  • Creation of highways
  • Rights of the highway authority and of adjoining landowners in, under and over the highway
  • The maintenance of highways
  • Civil liability of highway authorities
  • Improvement of highways
  • Protection of the highway and of the highway users (1): Public nuisances and remedies
  • Protection of the highway and of the highway users. (2): Statutory powers relating to authorised and unauthorised interferences with the highway
  • Extinguishment and diversion of highways
  • Streets and private streets
  • Bridges
  • Footpaths and bridleways
  • Access to open land
  • Street works
  • Acquisition of land, compulsory purchase powers, inquiries and compensation
  • Wales
  • London
  • Miscellaneous matters
CONTRIBUTOR INFORMATION
Stephen Sauvain QC is the author of four previous editions as well as the general editor of Encyclopedia of Highways Law. He is regarded as the leading figure in this field, one of the "pre-eminent names" at the Northern Bar.
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