Dr Ashley Bowes > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers

Work Department

Planning; environment; public law


Ashley specialises in all aspects of the development and use of land, including planning, property, licensing and local government law. 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.

He 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.

Ashley is also the General Editor of Sweet & Maxwell’s Journal of Planning & Environment Law and the author of Oxford University Press’s textbook, ‘A Practical Approach to Planning Law’, as well as being a co-opted member of the Planning & Environment Bar Association Committee.

Called in 2013 by Gray’s Inn as a Prince of Wales scholar.


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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Ashley Bowes  – Cornerstone Barristers

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Ashley BowesCornerstone BarristersAshley is highly knowledgeable in his field. He is very thorough and skilled when it comes to identifying and distilling the key issues from a large amount of information.