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2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5JH, ENGLAND
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Birmingham, Cardiff, London
Cornerstone Barristers, Dr Ashley Bowes, London, ENGLAND

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Dr Ashley Bowes

Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Email:
Cornerstone Barristers (Cornerstone Barristers)

Career

Ashley specialises in all aspects of planning law, administrative and local government law, highway law, licensing law, property law and the law relating to town and village greens. He is a member of the Attorney General's C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, in which capacity he represents the UK Government in his areas of specialism.

Ashley appears regularly for developers, local authorities, landowners and residents' groups from the planning application stage, through public inquiries and on to litigation in the courts. He has experience acting for all sides in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

His recent work this last year has seen a particular focus on the issues arising from residential schemes including: rights of access, restrictive covenants, calculating objectively assessed housing need, determining housing land supply, development on the Green Belt and promoting sites through local plan examinations.

He is the General Editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Journal of Planning & Environment Law, a contributing editor to Oxford University Press' A Practical Approach to Planning Law, and an author of the planning law commentary for Westlaw's Insight service. His opinion on planning law and practice is frequently sought by the industry press, and recently by The Daily Telegraph on application of the national Green Belt policy.

Called in 2013.

Member

Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA); Property Bar Association (PBA); UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA).


London Bar

Planning

Within: Planning – Leading juniors

Ashley Bowes - Cornerstone BarristersTechnically excellent and user friendly.

Within: Planning

Cornerstone Barristers is ‘a solid, friendly and efficient chambers’, which has undergone impressive expansion of late. Lisa Busch QC joined from Landmark Chambers in January 2018, while Emmaline Lambert and Edward Grant arrived from Six Pump Court. Recent case highlights include Ashley Bowes acting in the Supreme Court case of Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd, and in Preston New Road Action Group & Frackman v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the first Court of Appeal challenge concerning the secretary of state’s decision to grant planning permission for fracking projects. In addition, Jack Parker acted in Oakley v South Cambridgeshire District Council, a significant case for planning committee decision making.

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