Colin Seymour is probably the most prolific and successful litigant in person (in court, not the much-less-hazardous public inquiries) in rights of way, hedgerow, and highway law over the past forty years. Now largely retired, Colin wrote his memoirs about his work in a ten-part series, ‘My Way to My Ways’, which was featured in Byway and Bridleway through 2010 and 2011 (both years available via this website). The issue references are also in the Byway and Bridleway Index. Some of Colin’s hedgerow protection cases are also in the Index under ‘Hedges’, and details of how his ‘hedgerow case’ influenced Parliament can be viewed or downloaded here.
Colin Seymour did much of his work in the era before word processors and electronic filing and retrieval. Not all of his case papers have survived, and some of those that have are in the note-form common when the typewriter was the only improvement on the pen. A selection of Colin’s case papers are available via the links below. As with all materials on this site, some parts have inevitably been overtaken by changes to the law and our understanding of the law.