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James Sharpe successfully defends flooding claim

In Murphy v Barnsley MBC, the claimant alleged that Barnsley MBC had failed to maintain adequately a disused canal, which had become a designated local wildlife site, with the result that water had overtopped the canal causing extensive flooding of large parts of her land. She claimed that she had suffered financial losses as a result and also sought an onerous mandatory injunction.

Following a 4 day trial in September 2018, HHJ Davis-White QC handed down judgment dismissing the claim.

James Sharpe acted for Barnsley MBC, instructed by Kennedys.

A copy of the judgment is available here.



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