Barrister: Richard Stead
Source: The Arboricultural Association
Summary: The result of Witley Parish Council v Cavanagh has caused understandable concern that we have reverted back to a time when ownership of a tree brings such onerous obligations that early felling is seen as a reasonable mode of risk avoidance. Is that concern really justified? Richard Stead of our Property Damage team gives his legal perspective to The Arboricultural Association on the effect of the Court of Appeal judgment in Witley Parish Council v Cavanagh [2018] EWCA Civ 2232.