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Environmental Law
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the issues that surround water, the draft Flood and Water Bill and finally claims for water damage

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the key statistics surrounding water in general and its significance in the UK;
  • Know the background to the Draft Flood and Water Management Bill;
  • Gain a general overview of the Bill;
  • Appreciate how the Bill will effect the roles and responsibilities of those involved in water management;
  • Understand the importance of Sustainable Drainage Systems in this context;
  • Appreciate how, in relation to resevoir safety, the bill urges a more risk based approach;
  • Understand how the bill aims to modernise the water industry;
  • Know other measures the bill will implement in relation to hosepipe bans;
  • Appreciate the issues raised in the consultation paper;
  • Know the role nuisance plays in flood damage claims.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Leakey v The National Trust [1980] 1 AER 17.

In this podcast Michael Barlow, a partner at Burges Salmon, looks at the key legal issues surrounding water. He discusses the key statistics arising from water in the UK, the major changes that the Flood and Water Management Bill will undertake and finally the key elements involved in claims for water damage Since the podcast recorded, the Flood and Water Management received Royal Assent (8th April 2010). An updated version of the podcast will soon be on the site

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