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Practice Areas

Practice principally focused on real property disputes, often with public law elements; particular expertise in rights of way (public and private), common land, town and village greens and other public access issues, with experience of acting for local authorities, landowners, developers, members of the public and interested organisations; sometimes appointed as inspector to conduct public inquiries into applications for registration of new greens. Reported cases include TW Logistics Ltd v Essex County Council [2018] 3WLR 1926; Paddico (267) Ltd v Kirklees Metropolitan Council [2014] AC 1072; R (Lewis) v Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (No. 2) [2010] 2 AC 70; R(Godmanchester Town Council and Drain) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2008] 1 AC 221; Oxfordshire County Council v Oxford City Council [2006] 2 AC 674


MA (Oxon) Literae Humaniores, Diploma in Law (City University). Called to the Bar 1986 (Lincoln's Inn)

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, Property Bar Association


Joint editor of 'The Law of Freedom of Information' (OUP). Author of numerous articles in the Rights of Way Law Review