Roy Light

Year of Call: 1992

Inn: Gray’s Inn

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Roy accepts instructions on all planning matters. He has appeared at a number of planning inquiries and enforcement appeals. Recent successful appeal work has included inquiries involving refusal of permission for a large housing development in a heritage landscape and an appeal against refusal of permission for a housing development in an AONB. Recent advice work includes the proposed siting of a leisure complex close to residential accommodation, the expansion of industrial use in a green belt and the effect of delay in bringing judicial review of a planning decision. Roy is also happy to advise on and draft appeal grounds for paper appeals.

Roy writes and lectures extensively, regularly speaks at national conferences and provides training for local authorities and others.

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Prof Light is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme under which members of the public may seek specialist advice and representation direct from him. For further information please contact my clerks.


  • Professor Emeritus, Bristol Law School, UWE

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Licensing
  • Member, Planning Law Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB, LLM (London), M Phil, PhD (Cantab)