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Rights Of Way & Highways

This Team has a broad range of experience in dealing with issues concerning both Rights Of Way and Highways. Members have acted for landowners, developers, local and central government and for a wide range of interested parties in these type of cases.

Rights Of Way

Public Rights Of Way, comprising of a network of footpaths and bridleways throughout the countryside, can often be of great importance to both members of the public and to landowners. Since the first Rights Of Way Act 1932 there have been many developments for creating rights of way and procedures for recording such matters were consequently devised by the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

This latter piece of legislation also provided a means for creating, diverting and extinguishing rights of way through the use of Public Inquiries and members of this Team have appeared in many such cases for a broad range of interested parties.

In addition to our expertise with such Inquiries we are also able to promote and challenge Public Path Proceedings including matters that may breach natural justice.


Many members of the Team have experience in handling cases concerning Highways and Road Access and we have dealt with a number of Inquiries involving these complicated issues.

These cases have involved Highway Related Development Orders, Motorway Service Area Applications, Road Traffic Regulation Orders and also Stopping Up Orders.

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