BTC/95/2014 - Insights for tree risk managers from 2014 civil cases and inquests. Municipal Tree Officer’s Association Newsletter (Autumn 2014)
So far, 2014 has been a busy year for legal judgments and inquests resulting from harm that has arisen from tree failures. In this article, Jeremy Barrell references three that he has been involved in, drawing out practical aspects that he thinks may be of value to arboriculturists, managers and duty holders charged with managing the risk from trees. Jeremy offers this selection of observations from his perspective as an arboriculturist and they should not be taken in any way to be a definitive analysis of the law, which is beyond his expertise to provide.