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Francis Taylor Building, Annabel Graham Paul, London, ENGLAND

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Annabel Graham Paul

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Francis Taylor Building (Francis Taylor Building)

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Administrative and public law; environment; planning; education; property litigation.


Barrister. Main areas of practice are in planning, compulsory purchase, environment, local government including rating and licensing, education, regulatory crime, ecclesiastical, and real property including commons and greens. In all those areas she acts for individuals, companies, and associations across the private and public sectors.


Called to the Bar 2008; joined FTB on completion of pupillage in 2009. Acted in a number of major public inquiries including Hampden Fields, Aylesbury, the Ashton Vale to Bristol Temple Meads Bus Rapid Transit Scheme TWA Order, Linton Wind Farm, Crystal Palace Park and Shepherds Bush Market Compulsory Purchase Order. Regularly appears in the courts in public law challenges e.g. San Vicente v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] 1 WLR 966. Sits as an Independent Inspector to conduct town and village green inquiries. Ranked in Legal 500 as a Leading Junior. Published widely including contributing author to Gadsden on Commons and Greens (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd edition, 2011) and The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions (OUP, 2011). For more detailed information, please see Annabel’s practice profile at


Jesus College, Oxford (2004 Music BA, 1st class). Worked for a classical music ensemble before converting to law. BPP London (BVC, outstanding, 5th in year, certificate of honour); Queen Mother’s Scholarship from Middle Temple.

London Bar


Within: Licensing – Leading juniors

Annabel Graham Paul - Francis Taylor BuildingNot afraid to roll her sleeves up and get stuck in.

Within: Licensing

Francis Taylor Building is ‘a set that really knows its stuff’. Members are recommended as barristers who ‘get results on the most difficult cases’. Notable highlights include Jeremy Phillips QC representing Taxify in its application to obtain an operating licence for its ride-sharing app in London. Gary Grant QC has successfully acted for numerous licensees in obtaining or maintaining their licences in the restrictive Westminster area. Junior members Leo Charalambides and Annabel Graham Paul have been acting for McDonald’s in licensing its franchises.

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Within: Planning – Leading juniors

Annabel Graham Paul - Francis Taylor BuildingShe is excellent, practical and a pleasure to work with.

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