Village Greens & Commons

Village Greens & Commons

Members of 39 Essex Chambers are regularly instructed on village green and common matters.

These matters include: advising applicants, landowners & registration authorities on the application process and have appeared at associated inquiries. In addition to village green matters, members are regularly instructed on matters relating to footpaths, bridleways, National Parks and other related property-based litigation.

Who to contact

Andrew Poyser

Andrew Poyser is the Deputy Senior Clerk for the Village Greens & Commons 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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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

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Peter Village QC

Peter Village QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2002

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

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

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Ned Helme

Ned Helme

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

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

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