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Woman set to sue Environment Agency
Published on 16 Jun 2009 under category: legal
A teacher is suing the Environment Agency for £300,000 after an incident while she was walking through the countryside.
Doreen Prior is taking the action after a branch fell on her head during a stroll through Barcombe Mills, near Lewes, back in April 2007.
The secondary school teacher cut her head and her solicitor revealed that she has not worked since the incident and now suffers from problems with her memory.
Ms Prior's legal team claim that a routine check of the area by the landowner would have flagged up the problem with the branch and it could have prevented the accident.
In other news which may interest those involved with areas such as property litigation and professional negligence, a woman is suing Berkshire Council after it labelled her as "potentially violent".
Jane Clift is taking the local authority to court for libel after reporting an incident to it in 2005.