Dr Ashley Bowes

Dr Ashley Bowes 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 and was  shortlisted by Chambers & Partners as Environment/Planning Junior of the Year 2018.

Ashley is  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 , aswell as being  a contributor to Butterworths Planning Law Service  and to the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Planning Law.

In 2019, Ashley was co-opted to the Planning & Environment Bar Association Committee. 

 "Technically brilliant with helpful sangfroid"

Legal 500 (2020)

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

The Legal 500 2020

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

Chambers and Partners 2020

Ranked as one of the "highest rated planning juniors under 35"

Planning Magazine Planning Law Survey 2019



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