Kent County Council v. Lawrence
 EWHC 1590
Anthony Johnson represented the Claimant in this appeal against a determination in her favour in a tripping claim brought under the Highways Act 1980. Eady J. held that the trial judge had not misunderstood the nature of the statutory duty and had not applied the wrong test, but that he had taken into account an irrelevant consideration, namely the subjective opinions of eye-witnesses about the danger posed by the defect. This aspect of the decision was subsequently overruled by the Court of Appeal.