BTC/106/2015 - Duty of care insights from recent English civil court judgments and inquests relating to tree failures. Paper presented at the 2015 Green Urban Scape Asia Congress Singapore (November 2015)
During the last decade, Jeremy has appeared in five of the 10 civil cases relating to tree failures that have gone to court in England, and two recent inquests. In this paper, he will use that experience to review the insights that can be gleaned from these legal analyses to inform duty holders in the design of their tree risk management strategies. Although the detail is specific to England, the general principles are an integral part of managing the modern urban realm around the world, making them increasingly relevant to built-environment professionals of all nationalities.