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
"Technically brilliant with helpful sangfroid"
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