New Square Chambers maintains a solid reputation for its track record of handling agricultural and rural affairs matters. Members are frequently instructed in cases involving public access matters, including town and village green cases and highways disputes. The barristers also have experience advising on rights of way issues, common land matters and countryside easements.
Michelle Greene is the senior clerk.
Ross Crail is an excellent junior specialising in real property, noted by peers for her intellectual prowess. Her practice covers both private and public law claims around rights of way, and she sits as a town and village green inspector. She regularly acts for public bodies, landowners and private individuals in both the Chancery Division and the Administrative Court.
"She is an excellent technical lawyer." "Her knowledge is extensive."
George Laurence KC
George Laurence KC is a public law and real property silk with a sterling reputation. His caseload includes issues of contested access, often over unusual types of land, such as railway lines and river banks. Sources recognise his longstanding experience handling very complex rights of way issues.
"On rights of way and public access he is incredibly knowledgeable."
Paul Wilmshurst is a respected junior focusing on public law claims relating to property. He regularly handles rights of way disputes, including village green applications and common land designations. His instructions often emanate from local authorities and he also sits as a village green inspector at public inquiries.
"He is experienced, meticulous in his detail and knows his stuff."
Edwin Simpson is an impressive and experienced junior who is well regarded for his academic work alongside his advocacy. He has a wealth of expertise in highways disputes and village green matters.
"He's got a terribly nice manner with clients and judges."