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Highways

"No5 Barristers' Chambers is truly a very professional chambers and always provides excellent service."

Legal 500 2023

"No5 Barristers' Chambers is a good set. The KCs and the juniors are very able, and the clerking is exceptional."

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"The clerking is very good and very accessible at all levels. They are always keen to help."

Chambers UK 2018

Members advise and act for local authorities, developers and members of the public on the provision of new road infrastructure or the improvement, diversion or stopping-up of existing roads including obtaining planning permission under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992, Development Consent Orders under the Planning Act 2008, Orders under the Highways Act 1990 and Orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992.

Members also advise and appear in compulsory purchase proceedings in connection with the provision of road infrastructure.

Members advise landowners, local authorities and members of the public on the dedication and use of public rights of way, for example, footpaths, byways or bridleways and advise and appear at public inquiries concerning the modification of rights of way including appeals to the Planning Inspectorate or in the High Court.

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Members have also advised on ‘rights to roam’ on open access land including mountains, moors, heaths, downs, common land and land around the England Coast Path.

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For more information:


Highways Barristers

Peter Goatley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2020

Richard Humphreys KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Richard Kimblin KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2016

Christopher Young KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2018

Hugh Richards

Call 1992

Scott Stemp

Call 2000

Jack Smyth

Call 2007

Rowena Meager

Call 2007

Jessica Allen

Call 2019

Sioned Davies

Call 2019

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Highways Clerks

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

Related News, Resources and Events

News


Roads or other public place; a road oft travelled

For a form of words with pedigree going back to at least 1930 and generating judicial decisions on it within a couple of years from…

Publications


The power to make a public path diversion order

Points for councils, vendors, purchasers and owners of adjacent land The recent decision of the High Court (Lieven J.) in The Open Spaces Society v…

Publications


Sawkill v Highways England Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 801(Admin)

This case, although legally technical in nature, provides an interesting illustration of the way that the courts grapple with interpreting statutory powers in real-world situations….

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Clerk Team

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

andrewb@no5.com

07732 055798

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

marct@no5.com

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

natashac@no5.com

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