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Highways - trip – public right of way - negligence – Occupiers' Liability Act 1957

Wynne v Basildon Borough Council 30.1.14 Basildon County Court

DWF acted for Basildon Borough Council on the instructions of Travelers Insurance Company.

Facts: On 20 June 2011 the claimant was walking along a path adjacent to and at the back of a block of flats in Basildon. On the other side of the path was a busy dual carriageway. One end of the path connected to a footbridge which ran over the dual carriageway as well as feeding into other paths and roads on housing estates. The other end of the path led into the centre of Basildon.

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