Highways

Overview

Six Pump Court’s planning and regulatory barristers have considerable experience of working with Highway Authorities and individuals, particularly when diversion or extinguishment of highways is sought as part of the planning process.

Our practitioners provide expert legal advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Highway creation by construction, or dedication.
  • Acquisition of land for highway construction.
  • Stopping up, diversion and extinguishment of public highways.
  • Private streets (works code, advance payments, adoption).
  • Maintenance of public highways (councils’ powers and duties, enforcement).
  • Improvements, street furniture, and safety.
  • Rights of adjoining owners and statutory undertakers.
  • Definitive Map Modification Order applications under s.53 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
  • Prosecution of unlawful interference with, and obstruction of, public highways.

 

In 2021 William Upton QC, Megan Thomas QC, Noémi Byrd and Mark Davies ran the first Six Pump Court webinar series on Public Rights of Way, which we plan to repeat every autumn.

Latest news

29th October 2021

Diversion Orders Webinar

The second webinar in our Public Rights of Way series will cover Diversion Orders.

3rd September 2021

DMMO Applications webinar

The first webinar in our Public Rights of Way series will cover DMMO Applications and be held on 6th September.

14th July 2021

Public rights of way webinar series

Six Pump Court Chambers will be presenting a series of three webinars on public rights of way.

12th January 2021

Chambers welcomes Noémi Byrd who returns to practice at Six Pump Court

Chambers is delighted to welcome back Noémi Byrd who re-joins our planning team.

Events

24th January 2022

Public Rights of Way Webinars – Highway creation, adoption, and extinguishment

The third webinar in our Public Rights of Way series will consider some of the issues which can arise when new highways are created in conjunction with new development.

8th November 2021

Public Rights of Way Webinars – Diversion orders

The second webinar in our Public Rights of Way series will cover some of the trickier points relating to highway diversions under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Highways Act 1980.

6th September 2021

Public Rights of Way Webinars – Definitive Map Modification Order applications

The first webinar in our series is for new rights of way officers, and anyone who would like to refresh their knowledge of some of the basic (and some of the more challenging) issues relating to Definitive Map Modification Order applications,

Our highways team

Megan Thomas QC

Megan Thomas QC

Call: 1987, QC: 2021
William Upton QC

William Upton QC

Call: 1990, QC: 2019
Noémi Byrd

Noémi Byrd

Call: 2004
Mark Davies

Mark Davies

Call: 2017