What is the duty of care provided by Local Authorities?
In total there are 330 local authorities in England.
Local authorities have a duty to make sure people are kept safe in public places, such as park, road, pavements and street lighting, and their properties, including school, leisure centres and council owned homes. To ensure public safety the Local Authority must ensure proper maintenance of the property / public highways.
You don’t have to be a resident within the borough where the accident has occurred. Every Local Authority has a responsibility...