Andrew Fraser-urquhart > Francis Taylor Building > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Francis Taylor Building
Francis Taylor Building
FRANCIS TAYLOR BUILDING, INNER TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7BY
England

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Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC (known universally as “AFU”) practices in planning, environmental and compulsory purchase law. He specialises in Housing, Regeneration, Minerals, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, Energy, Waste, Renewables and all aspects of Compulsory Purchase.

Andrew is identified as a Leading Silk in Chambers and Partners, described as “A well-prepared barrister who fights for his clients.  He has a very impressive brain” and is “a name to turn to for big planning inquiries.”

Having occupied “a pre-eminent place at the junior bar”, Andrew took silk in 2015 in a “richly deserved and popular appointment.”   Before taking silk, Andrew was recognised as a leading junior in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Legal Experts.

As “an experienced counsel possessed of great style”, he is described in the legal directories as “ambitious and hard-working [and] provides excellent, pragmatic advice” and is “a robust advocate” who has “great tactical awareness and the ability to highlight and concentrate on the main issues of a case”.

Andrew is the consultant editor of Halsbury’s Laws: “Mines, Minerals and Quarries”, 5th and 6th editions.

Andrew prides himself on his “approachable, modern style”, flexibility and quality of service.  He is always happy to travel to clients’ offices and to discuss cases informally before instruction.

He is qualified to accept instructions directly from the public under the Direct Public Access Scheme.

Career

Bank of England 1989-1991; called 1993, Middle Temple; Silk 2015; consultant editor, Halsbury Laws, Mines, minerals and quarries.

Languages

French (proficient), German (intermediate), Russian (basic).

Memberships

PEBA; ALBA.

Education

Haberdashers Aske’s School for Boys, Elstree; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA (Hons) History, 1st Class; Law Tripos IB (CPE equivalent, First Class)); Inns of Court School of Law 1993; Astbury Law Scholar of the Middle Temple; Inns of Court Studentship Award 1992.

Leisure

Golf, wildlife and conservation, history, including military history.