"Highways Law and Practice is the definitive guide for all professionals in this field. This work explains in detail the common law and statutory provisions on the creation, maintenance and management of highways, large and small. Public footpaths and other rights of way on the Definitive Maps and the Right to Roam under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 are also included. Issues arising on a daily basis such as property rights, liability of third-party contractors and nuisance are dealt with in a practical way. Other topical areas covered include: 'lane rentals' for utility companies' trenches in the road; procedures for new tramways and guided buses on the highway; and liability for crumbling bridges and winter maintenance; and 'tripping and slipping' accidents. "