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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Asitha Ranatunga

Cornerstone Barristers - London

Asitha Ranatunga - Cornerstone Barristers
  • 2-3 Gray's Inn Square
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC1R 5JH

Profile submitted by Asitha Ranatunga

Practice Areas

Asitha specialises in planning and environment and licensing law. Within those fields, his practice incorporates related administrative and public law work. He regularly appears at public inquiries, hearings, and before the Higher Courts. His clients include developers and individuals as well as local authorities and residents’ groups. Asitha provides strategic and legal advice across a range of sectors including development (residential, retail, and leisure), infrastructure (renewable energy and highways), and regulatory control (environmental enforcement). In Licensing, Asitha has considerable experience of contested appeals acting for the trade as well as defending licensing authority decisions. Asitha brings approachability and pragmatism to all of his work and draws on 15 years’ experience at the Bar. He is consistently ranked as a leading junior in the main guides to the profession.

Professional Memberships



Contributor to "Cornerstone on the Planning Court" and "Licensed Premises: Law and Practice" (Kolvin, 2nd edition).


Called in 2001 (Inner-Temple). Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA, MPhil in Classics). Bristol Grammar School. Interests: Cricket and Travel.