Dr Ashley Bowes

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Ashley has experience across a range of real property litigation, appearing before the High Court and County Court as well as various specialist tribunals and inquiries in the following matters:

• Restrictive covenants
• Easements
• Adverse possession
• Land option agreements
• Boundary disputes
• Common land
• Village greens
• Rights of way
• Possession of land

Ashley has developed a particular specialism in village greens and commons. He has appeared for promoters and objectors alike. He has been classified by barrister inspectors as "an expert in this area of the law" (Village Green Inquiry Report, Leach Grove Woods, 2015 para.12).


Directory Recommendations

 "Technically brilliant with helpful sangfroid"

Legal 500 (2020)

"An expert on village greens, commons and rights of way"

Legal 500 (2020)

"A really good lawyer who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law, good judgment and a tactical sense"

Chambers & Partners (2020)

Qualifications, Appointments

LLB (2008) 

Prince of Wales Scholar, Gray's Inn (2013) 

Ph.D. (2014)

General Editor Journal of Planning & Environment Law

Author A Practical Approach to Planning Law (14th Ed.) (Oxford, 2019)