John Lindsay


Experience in key areas: Public Path Orders, diversions, Modification Orders, Archive research, statement of case, stakeholder consultations, network surveys, strategic reports/documents, feasibility studies, and consultancy work/business support.


Telephone: 07738 431358


Sarah Manchester

Freelance Consultant

20 years experience in countryside management, specialising in rights of way and access for 15 years. Promotion; audits and surveys; project delivery; integration of access with wider objectives including planning and conservation.

New Forest

07887 867250

Alison Williamson

Freelance Consultant

Consultant since 1998 after leaving National Trust. Development planning & recreational impact assessment, Definitive Map/ Highways Act Orders, expert witness, access management/research. Operates nationwide. Fully insured. 

Cirencester, Gloucestershire: Operates nationwide

01285 851850


Paul Hopkins

Countryside Access Management Ltd

Director of UK wide consultancy with 30 years experience. Diversion orders; modification orders, research into status, establishment of promoted routes, surveys; consultations and negotiations;


01974 282484

Robin Carr

Robin Carr Associates

With over 30 years experience in this specialist field, Robin is one of the Country’s leading consultants working throughout England and Wales on all aspects of public rights of way - Fellow of IPROW, Award winning & Registered Expert Witness (Courts, Hearings and Inquiries), experienced Inquiry Advocate, Bar Council license to Instruct Counsel & fully insured. Insurance Company and Legal Aid work undertaken. Full details at:


01623 835798

Claire Goodman-Jones

Birchill Access Consultancy Ltd

National award winning consultants specialising in a range of services including diversions, modification orders, strategic reports, surveys, common land & village green casework, training.

Operating throughout England and Wales

01970 890491

Rosalinde Emrys-Roberts

Routewise Consulting
Over 25 years’ experience of working with Rights of Way (making and confirming Modification or Diversion Orders), Village Greens and Common Land (applications to register/de-register). Member of DEFRA’s Stakeholder Working Group. Expertise in researching, analysing and interpreting documentary evidence, producing reports. Confident at presenting to a variety of audiences, from the public to a Parliamentary committee. Detailed understanding of maps, including from working as a Land Surveyor for 8 years. Trainer for IPROW. Fully insured. Hertfordshire. . 07850 506 924

Marcia Grice

Rights of Way Executive, Birketts LLP

Birketts is a law firm with a respected national rights of way service – including for agricultural issues, planning and development advice, public path diversion, creation and extinguishment orders, definitive map claims, village greens and common land. Marcia has worked in the industry since 2009 and joined Birketts from a highway authority in 2017.  Email:

01603 756465

Stephen Jenkinson

Access and Countryside Management Ltd

Over 26 years experience working across the UK. Key areas of expertise: training for ROW staff & LAFs; policy, priority & network development; management of dogs & their owners; visitor management; writing specialist publications.


08456 439435

Brendon Lee

Hewitsons LLP

Hewitsons LLP is a national law firm with a specialist experience in planning and environmental law. They regularly act for landowners, developers and interest groups concerning issues arising from public rights of way, town and village greens and assets of community value. Brendon has previously worked in the Environment Law Teams at local highway authorities both in and outside London.  

Cambridge, Northampton, London  and Milton Keynes

01223 532757 

Jonathan Cheal

Solicitor, Mogers Drewett
Was articled in the PROW dept of a County Council in the 1970s; worked as legal adviser at CLA HQ in London in the 1980s; and since 1987 has been in practice in Somerset, specialising increasingly in advising landowning clients on public access management: how to deal properly with existing PROWs; steps available for prevention of untoward rights arising; and how best to deal with new claims.  Clients across much of southern and central England and Wales. . 07901 332 642

George Keeping

Archival research and training; Surveys; Modification Orders; Public Path Orders; ROWIP implementation; Local authority rights of way consultancy.

Market Harborough

07813 977513

Kath Windett

Public Rights of Way: Research, Advice and Consultancy

Cumbria based and covering northern England.   Definitive Map – archive research, user evidence, applications and statements of case.  Public Path order applications, stakeholder consultation, promoted routes, network and policy development.  Over 30 years’ experience in rural and urban ROW and access in local government, national park and voluntary organisations.

Eifion Jones

TMJ Access

20 years experience in public rights of way and access management within local authority.  Experience in promotion; audits and surveys; access project development and delivery,  bid writing, public path orders, modification orders, strategic reports and documents.

Covering Wales (other than Ceredigion)


Carol Ramsden

Consultant, Birketts LLP

Birketts is a law firm with a respected national rights of way service – for agricultural, planning and development advice, public path diversion, creation and extinguishment orders, definitive map claims, village greens and private access. Carol joined Birketts from a local planning authority in 2005 and is a Fellow and former Director of IPROW. In 2022 Carol was appointed to the national public rights of way Stakeholder Working Group, dealing with the implementation of pending public rights of way legislation and guidance.

Jon Perks

Jon Perks Associates

A Rights of Way practitioner for over 20 years, offering services to communities, developers, land managers and local authorities.  Considerable experience of project delivery, engaging with stakeholders, advice to planners and developers, and in resolving arising access issues.

07863 336 999