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 

Mike Walker

Public Rights of Way Professional

Advice on public rights of way law and management, particularly for land managers with regard to network changes, diversions, etc. 30 years’ experience.  Member of DEFRA’s RoW Stakeholder Working Group, the ROW Review Committee and past Chairman of ADEPT National RoW Managers’ Group. 

0771 805 4905

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

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


Bob Milton


Research,advocacy and expert witnessing for village greens, common land, public open space, private easements and public rights of way. My experience encompasses village green applications, common land management plans and common land re-registration claims.


01252 714426

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

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.

Clare McRoy


Countryside Access Consultant specialising in Definitive Map work including research and order-making.


07771 570806

George Keeping

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

Market Harborough

07813 977513

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


Robin Carr

Robin Carr Associates

One of the country’s leading consultants working throughout England and Wales on all aspects of public rights of way – exp. advocate & expert witness. Full details available at:

North Nottinghamshire

01623 835798

Marcia Grice

Birketts LLP

Marcia has worked in the public sector and is experienced in researching and determining Definitive Map Modification Orders as well as advising on changes to the network. She is also experienced in dealing with Common Land, Village Green and Highways
issues and related applications. Marcia works across the country for Birketts LLP a top 100 UK law firm in the highly regarded Agriculture Team. 


01603 756465 / 07794203839

Carol Ramsden

Birketts LLP

Birketts is a law firm with a respected national rights of way service – including planning and development advice, public path diversion, creation and extinguishment orders, definitive map claims, village greens and private access. Carol has worked in the industry since 1991 and is a Fellow and former Director of IPROW.

Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Chelmsford

01473 406338

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.

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.


01970 890491

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

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