Highways Law and Practice

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

19 September 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths’ offices in Birmingham, Leicester, Leeds, London and Sheffield)

Presented by Freeths

Course overview

This course aims to provide an introduction to the principles underpinning Highway Law as well as focus on some of key practical issues that arise on a daily basis. The course will be divided up into three sessions:

This course will be divided into three elements:

First Session: Highways the basics

Second Session: Section 38 and 278 Agreements; Power to acquire land for highways purposes and the use of Road Traffic Regulation Orders

Third Session: (case study) preparation of a standard section 38/278 Agreement linked to the development of land.

Suitable audience:

Town Planners

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Definition of highways (from footpaths to vehicular carriageways)
• Creation of highways
• Protection, interference with and the lawful use of highways for non-highway purposes
• Section 38 Agreements
• Section 278 Agreements
• Power to acquire land for highways purposes
• Road Traffic Regulation Orders

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

Case study


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
B4 Draft documents

Presenter profiles:

Nathan Holden, Partner, leads Freeths’ local government practice and has over 23 years’ experience of acting for and advising local authorities on a range of highway law issues, from the status of green lanes to maintenance and repair obligations as they relate to railway bridges.

Zoe Walker, Associate, is a member of Freeths 9 strong Town Planning Team and has a wealth of experience of dealing with highway related matters, in particular drafting and negotiating highway agreements as well as providing advice on general highways related queries.

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Please note, EM LawShare events are only open to existing members. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.

If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.