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24 May 2012
British Waterways welcomes the Order of The Honourable Mr Justice Eder in the High Court of Justice dated 9 May 2012 in refusing permission for a Judicial Review of BW’s guidance for boaters without a home mooring.
As well as noting that the application from Nick Brown of the National Bargee Travellers . . . → Read More: Statement: Nick Brown v British Waterways Board
Issue date: 24th April 2012
Licence evasion across British Waterways’ canals and rivers in England and Wales, according to the latest licence check for 2012 is at a record low with 96.6% of boats holding up-to-date licenses.
The latest national boat check conducted in March 2012 showed that every region has improved its evasion rate . . . → Read More: British Waterways Reduces Licence Evasion
7 March 2012
British Waterways welcomes the Judgment of The Honourable Mr Justice Hildyard in the High Court of Justice on 16 February 2012 in which he declared that the vessel ‘Gilgie’, owned by Nigel Moore, was unlawfully moored.
Mr Justice Hildyard conducted what was, in the eyes of one legal commentator, a “massively detailed . . . → Read More: Statement: Nigel Moore v British Waterways
31 March 2011
British Waterways announced today (31/3/11) that it welcomed the Judgment made in Bristol County Court in which His Honour Deputy Judge O’Malley said he favoured BW’s interpretation of Section 17 of the British Waterways Act 1995 (relating to Continuous Cruising). In doing so, the Learned Judge found that the Defendant, Mr Davies . . . → Read More: British Waterways Board v Paul Davies – Judgement
6 December 2010
In response to feedback from the boating trade, British Waterways (BW) is currently consulting on a number of changes to the way business boats are licensed. In future, it is proposed that all business boats use a standard pleasure boat licence (instead of a Business Licence) and that the additional costs and . . . → Read More: BW Consults on changes to Boat Business Licences