Understanding Liability in Highway Maintenance and Highway Engineering


This one-day course is designed for managers and practitioners who want to understand the extent of their potential liability for accidental injuries and other losses arising from the implementation of traffic management or road safety schemes. It provides an introduction to the English and Welsh legal system and the specific common law and statutory powers and duties of highway authorities in relation to road users. It covers recent cases that illustrate the way judges have interpreted the law in its application to public authorities, and the effective use of statutory defences.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to examine and discuss the specific areas of law relating to the potential liability of highway authorities to prosecution and civil actions for accidental injuries and damage arising from the implementation of highway schemes.  The course discusses the effect of recent case law on the legal duties of highway authorities towards road users.


Delegates completing this course will receive a CPD certificate of attendance.

In-House Training

Please note that this is only available as an in-house training course to be delivered at your offices or at a venue of your choice (to be provided by the client).

The maximum number of delegates we can train on this course is limited to 16.

Request a Quote

If you would like to obtain an in-house quotation please click on the link to the left of this page.  The form will be submitted direct to Steve Barnard who will respond accordingly.  

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