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APIL Guide to Tripping and Slipping Cases 2nd ed isbn 9781784730765

APIL Guide to Tripping and Slipping Cases

ISBN13: 9781846612053
New Edition ISBN: 9781784730765
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421905905
Published: March 2010
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Tripping and slipping cases form a large part of the personal injury lawyers practice. Not all cases are straight-forward, many involve complex questions of law engaging various legal disciplines.

The APIL Guide to Tripping and Slipping Cases is intended as a one-stop text covering all the legal disciplines that can come into play in a trip or slip case. It covers all the relevant areas of law – Local Government, Landlord and Tenant, Occupier's Liability, Highways, Factories and Health and Safety at Work – and gives detailed guidance on the applicable procedure, together with precedent material.

This work (previously published, by Sweet & Maxwell, as Tripping and Slipping: A Practitioner’s Guide) will take account of important changes principally to the substantive law, especially in relation to the Highways Act 1980, such as:-

  • Jones v Rhondda Taff Cynon County Borough Council (on reasonable foreseeability under s 41, HA 1980);
  • DTER v Mott MacDonald (on accumulation of water);
  • and Atkins v Ealing LBC (on statutory defence).

Personal Injury Law
Selecting the defendant
The definition, classification and creation
The structure of local government
The statutory duty of highways authorities to maintain
The liability of occupiers
The liability of landlords
Miscellaneous statutory duties
Preparing a case
Case summaries
Health and safety and risk assessment;