THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOAT OWNERS

Monday, December 11, 2017

Current Consultations

British Waterways took proceedings against Paul Davies as far back as March 2009. This subsequently became one of their test cases to try to clarify their legal powers,

particularly as far as they relate to boaters not having a home mooring and their "Mooring Guidance for Continuous Cruisers".

The case went to court in September 2010 and through the Freedom of Information website whatdotheyknow.com, NABO member Allan Richards has finally obtained release of the relevant papers.  They will be on BW's website, but in the meantime you can download the pdf files here:

The Sealed Judgment dated 30 November 2010

Judgment and Court Order dated 13 April 2011

There is a lot of reading to be done and Council will be considering any repercussions. Please feel free to add comments below.

NABO and other organisations have been invited to meet with British Waterways to discuss the Judge's findings and what use may be made of them. We will report back in due course.