Jonathan Clay and Dr Ashley Bowes will appear in the Supreme Court next week

12 Jul 2019

Planning and Environment, Public Law and Judicial Review

On Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June Jonathan Clay and Dr Ashley Bowes will be in the Supreme Court in a hearing that will consider whether land held by public authorities (the NHS and Lancashire education authority in this case) can be registered as a village green.

Last year, the Supreme Court granted permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in the co-joined appeals of Timothy Jones v NHS Property Services Ltd & R(Lancashire County Council) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2018] EWCA Civ. 721.

Ashley is representing Mr Jones and is instructed by Kristina Kenworthy (Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law). Jonathan Clay is representing NHS Property Services Ltd (together with George Laurence QC and Simon Adamyk) and is instructed by Womble Bond Dickinson.

The case is relevant because it has the potential to radically affect the status of publically accessible land held by public authorities pursuant to statutory powers. You can read more information about the case here.

You can also watch the hearing here.