Portal Chambers Barristers

Telephone: 01545 590312

E-Mail: clerk@portalchambers.co.uk

Town and Country Planning
We represent local authorities, developers and third parties, providing advice from the earliest pre-application stage, through the application process, planning appeal, and to the High Court. Compulsory purchase, certificates of lawfulness and enforcement cases are also addressed.
Commons and Village Greens
All aspects of the law relating to Commons and Village Greens are addressed. Village Greens are an expanding area of law as local residents seek to block development. We represent local authorities, developers and residents.
All aspects of highways law are addressed from minor issues such as 'stopping up' to major public inquiries relating to the construction of new roads.
Rights of way
Public footpaths, bridleways, access to the countryside. Obstruction, creation, diversion, extinguishment: advice and representation.
Trading standards
Advice, prosecution and defence of offences relating to trading standards.
Advice and representation for local authorities or tenants.
Representation before Magistrates, Crown, County and High Courts in all areas of work undertaken by local authorities.