Highways, Footpaths and Rights of Way

What our barristers do

A number of our barristers specialise in highways law.

Our barristers are regularly involved in the promotion, assessment of and objection to highways orders, including footpath and rights of way orders.

Our barristers advise and act when highways issues arise as part of applications for development under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or for development consent for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects under the Planning Act 2008. With regard to the latter regime, our barristers also act in respect of highways schemes promoted through Development Consent Orders (DCOs).

Who our barristers act for

Our barristers advise and act for highway authorities (national and local) and for those seeking to take action against authorities under the Highways Act 1980.

Our barristers also act for promoters of highways orders under the Highways Act 1980 and matters arising under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

In addition, our barristers regularly advise developers and interested third parties in respect of highways issues arising as part of a development project.

Where our barristers act

Our barristers appear before inspectors at highways inquiries, examining authorities in respect of DCOs and planning inspectors when highways issues arise. Our barristers also appear before parking adjudicators.

Our barristers appear across all levels of the courts of England and Wales, from Magistrates and Crown Courts to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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