Ashley Bowes was called to the Bar as a Prince of Wales scholar by Gray’s Inn. He holds a doctorate in law and specialises in Planning, Property, Environmental and Public law. He is the Assistant Editor of Sweet and Maxwell’s Journal of Planning and Environment Law and a contributor to Moore and Purdue’s A Practical Approach to Planning Law (13th ed.). Ashley Bowes has appeared in the recently created specialist Planning Court within the High Court, and has wide experience of Public Inquiry work covering planning and enforcement appeals, local plans, village greens, common land and rights of way. He is also experienced in litigation concerning restrictive covenants, easements and boundaries. Prior to his being called to the Bar, Ashley Bowes ran his own planning consultancy representing developers, local authorities and objectors, and for a number of years he has been both Portfolio Holder for Planning Policy and Chairman of Woking Borough Council’s planning committee.