Directory of Full IPROW Members who undertake consultancy work
National award winning consultants specialising in a range of services including diversions, modification orders, strategic reports, surveys, common land & village green casework, training.
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.
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.
Registered expert witness. Extensive experience of complex documentary evidence. Experienced advocate at public inquries. IPROW trainer. Bar Counsel licensed access. Past President of IPROW and Waymark Editor, Summer 2011 to Winter 2018. Fully insured.
Countryside access experience in key areas: Definitive Map Claims, Public Path Orders, Modification Orders, Surveys & Audits, Feasibility Studies, and Consultancy Work.
Merseyside 07738 431358.
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
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.
Director of UK wide consultancy with 30 years experience. Diversion orders; modification orders, research into status, establishment of promoted routes, surveys; consultations and negotiations; www.countrysideaccess.co.uk
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:
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
Consultant since 1998 after leaving National Trust. Development planning & recreational impact assessment, Definitive Map/ Highways Act Orders, expert witness, access management/research. Operates nationwide. Insured.
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
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.
Archival research and training; Surveys; Modification Orders; Public Path Orders; ROWIP implementation; Local authority rights of way consultancy.
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
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
Countryside Access Consultant specialising in Definitive Map work including research and order-making.
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.