Public Rights of Way

Our Public Rights of Way Expertise

Property Law specialists at Tanfield understand the importance of the legal challenges surrounding the UK’s network of highways, bridleways, tracks and footpaths that combine to form public rights of way.

Members of Tanfield have been at the forefront of legal developments, as well as some of the highest profile cases, concerning Public Rights of Way.

Many of Tanfield’s barristers have appeared at Public Inquiries and, whether addressing matters contained within the Highways Act 1959, the Countryside Act 1968, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 or the most recent Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, Tanfield stands out as a leader in this field.

The Set’s cross-disciplinary approach demonstrates an outstanding innovation within the industry, drawing together specialist expertise in Village Greens & Commons, Boundary Disputes, Registered and Unregistered Land, Construction & Developments.

Our Public Rights of Way Clients

Tanfield has an enviable reputation for Real Property work.  Its clients include Local Authorities, property developers and leading Real Property law firms as well as both large and small landowners and commercial organisations.

Our Public Rights of Way Barristers


Iain G Mitchell QC

Call 1976 Silk 2012

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Nicholas Isaac

Call 1993

Karen Jones

Call 1995

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

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