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Francis Taylor Building
Francis Taylor Building


Douglas Edwards QC practices in the fields of town and country planning, infrastructure compulsory purchase, environment, administrative and local government, highway law and property law. He is also a recognised expert in the law relating to common land and town/village greens, easements and restrictive covenants.

He appears regularly for both appellants and local planning and other authorities at inquiries and in the courts.

Douglas Edwards was elected a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2017, and is a member of the Inn’s Estates Committee. He was appointed by the Government and has served as an assistant Paliamentary boundary commissioner and as lead assistant commissioner for the East Midlands region. In that capacity, his role has involved holding hearing and considering representations into proposals to modify Parliamentary constituencies.


Past secretary of Planning & Environment Bar Association; Administrative Law Bar Association.


Birmingham University (LLB Hons 2(1)); King’s College London (Dip Europcar Law); QC 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Douglas Edwards QCFrancis Taylor BuildingHe is clear and concise in his advice and happy to answer all questions. He is an excellent advocate who presents and explains complicated issues very clearly.

The ‘excellent’ and ‘user friendly’ members of Francis Taylor Building are experts in town and village greens, rights of way and a broad array of other countryside matters including the Highways Act 1980, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and cattle grids. In the matter of Lancashire CC v Environment Secretary, Douglas Edwards QC has successfully obtained permission on behalf of the claimant to appeal to the Supreme Court; the matter holds significance as it considers the principle of registering land used for education purposes as a town green.

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Douglas Edwards QCFrancis Taylor BuildingGreat for detail; very client friendly commercial and practical advice and very user friendly. Very responsive and helpful.

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Douglas Edwards QCFrancis Taylor BuildingHe is a superb advocate with a broad knowledge of many areas of law who has really good range across environmental cases.