Training course

Planning, Highways and Development: A Practical Approach

21 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
DLA Piper UK LLP, London

160 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HT

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This course will provide a detailed and wide-ranging exploration of the fundamental legal principles governing highways law. It will cover:

  • The legal foundations of highways law
  • Adoption of new roads as maintainable highways
  • Encroachments and obstructions
  • Dedication of highways
  • Width of highways
  • The role of the Local Government Ombudsman
  • Complaints
  • Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985
  • Water on the highway
  • Winter maintenance
  • Access to property and powers of entry
  • Trees and finding their owners
  • Road traffic regulation orders
  • Vehicular crossings and illegal uses of property
  • New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
  • New accesses onto unclassified roads
  • Prosecutions in highways cases
  • Coroners’ inquests
  • Section 111 of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003
  • Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
Target audience

This course is aimed at highways officers and lawyers



This course will cover the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A3 Work within the limits of their competence and the supervision which they need

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

Planning, Highways and Development: A Practical Approach

21 April 2020 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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