Law and Practice

Thursday 18 June 2015, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Weightmans, Leicester


Presented by Weightmans and Browne Jacobson

Seminar overview

The seminar will begin with an introduction to highways law and then consider some of the thorny highways law issues, including rights of way and prosecutions. It will be suitable for legal advisors, highway officers and planning officers. Whilst an introductory session we will endeavour to delve into some the issues in greater detail and consider recent developments.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to Highways – Overview
  • Rights of way / footpaths
  • Traffic regulation orders
  • Advanced payment codes
  • Highways agreements
  • Prosecutions and advocacy
  • Illegal scaffold / strips
  • Case Law Update

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Lee Gordon is a partner at Weightmans and heads the national planning team. He specialises in all aspects of planning and related law and has advised on some of the most complex projects in the country, including on the first major infrastructure project to pass through the novel 2008 Act procedures. He has advised both local authorities and promoters on various sustainable urban extension projects, including complex section 106 agreements and advising in Plans Committee.  He has also advised a range of clients in relation to Core Strategy examinations and major compulsory purchase order schemes. Lee advised the successful appellant to the Supreme Court in the widely reported Paddico/ Betterment village green litigation.   He is described in Chambers & Partners 2015 as “brilliant – he’s bright, hard-working, astute and a commercial pragmatist.

Richard Barlow is Head of Public Sector at Browne Jacobson and lead client partner for EM LawShare.  He is a recognised specialist in highways law with over 20 years’ experience.  Richard provided practitioner’s contributions to Garner’s Rights of Way .  Richard has advised highways authorities and in respect of highways and rights of way issues since training with Hertfordshire County Council.  Richard has recently advised Newark and Sherwood DC in relation to the Newark Southern Relief Road to be secured through a revised planning obligation.  Richard drafted the Traffic Regulation Order in respect of the streets around the Walkers Stadium in Leicester and has conducted rights of way inquiries and prosecutions.

How to book

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk



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