Highways, Footpaths & Rights Of Way

Highways, Footpaths & Rights Of Way

What our barristers offer

Members of the team regularly act for and against highways and registration authorities at inquiries and in the full range of courts.

Advisory and advocacy work undertaken includes confirmation of stopping up orders and road traffic regulation orders, definitive map modification orders, and proceedings to effect the removal of obstructions from the highway.

Significant cases:

  • Beckley Parish Council v Secretary of State for Transport [2010] EWHC 606 (Admin) stopping up order.
  • Powell and Irani v Secretary Of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2) Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council [2009] EWHC 643 (Admin) fairness of definitive map modification inquiry.
  • R (A S Property Limited) v London Borough of Hounslow [2008] EWHC 1631(Admin) parking permits and car free development.

Who to contact

Andrew Poyser

Andrew Poyser is the Deputy Senior Clerk for the Highways, Footpaths & Rights Of Way team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Andrew PoyserEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1190


Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 669


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Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Matthew Horton QC

Matthew Horton QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1989

Brian Ash QC

Brian Ash QC

Call: 1975 Silk: 1990

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Peter Village QC

Peter Village QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Thomas Hill QC

Thomas Hill QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Paul Stinchcombe QC

Paul Stinchcombe QC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2011

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Rory Dunlop QC

Rory Dunlop QC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Mungo Wenban-Smith

Mungo Wenban-Smith

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Ned Helme

Ned Helme

Call: 2006

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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