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RE: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

Subject: RE: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...
From: Liam McKarry
Date: Dec 12 2008 09:57:40
I would assume that as long as you can say that you haven't undertaken
long term management of the trees in question i.e. you did this as a one
off, you can make a case saying we undertook the works for 'whatever
reason' - which does not confer either ownership or assumed management,
it just means you're being a diligent authority. On the other hand if
you have been managing the trees for some time there may be a level of
assumed liability.

Tell them to go to land registry and find the real owners but advise
your own legal dept of the situation.

Liam McKarry

Arboricultural Planning Officer

 

Environmental & Protective Services

Colchester Borough Council

PO Box 889

CO1 1LP

 

Tel: 01206 XXXXXX (AM Only)

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andersonarb@xxxx.com [mailto:Andersonarb@xxxx.com] 
Sent: 12 December 2008 09:51
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

 
In a message dated 12/12/2008 09:38:55 GMT Standard Time,  
brendantuer@xxxxxxxx.co.uk writes:

But tree  pruning doesn't automatically assume  
ownership.



Just say "we made a mistake." It does happen, and to all of us
especially  
Insurance Companies, who will no doubt be mistaken in their attribution
of blame 
 to the trees.
 
Bill.



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