Mr Andrew Tait QC > Francis Taylor Building > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Francis Taylor Building
Francis Taylor Building

Work Department

  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Compulsory Purchase and Land Valuation
  • Administrative and Public


Andrew Tait QC is Head of Chambers.

Andrew’s main areas of work are in planning and environmental law, in particular major infrastructure work, highways, compulsory purchase and compensation.

He is recommended as a Leading Silk in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 guides.


  • MA (Oxon) (Open Exhibitioner)
  • QC 2003


  • Assistant Parliamentary Boundary Commissioner for England (Fifth Review)
  • Bencher of the Inner Temple
  • Member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA; Chairman 2016-2019), the Administrative Law Bar Association, the Parliamentary Bar, the Compulsory Purchase Association, the Association for Real Property and Infrastructure (ARPI) and the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA)
  • Member of the MHCLG’s Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning Sounding Board
  • Head of Chambers 2012-

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Tait QCFrancis Taylor BuildingAndrew is a brilliant planning and compulsory purchase Silk at the top of his game. He is completely professional, works very hard and is immaculately well-prepared. He sees the core elements of a case – i.e. how to win for his client – and pursues it. He is calm, polite, thoughtful and anxious to hear other views from professional advisers before coming to his view. In short, solicitors can recommend Andrew unhesitatingly to their clients, knowing he will give them a first rate service.