Profile submitted by Andrew Tait QC
Andrew Tait QCs main areas of work are in planning, environmental, administrative and land compensation. He appeared at the East London River Crossing, Hinkley Point C Nuclear power station and Thameslink inquiries. He advised the Olympic Delivery Authority on the planning permissions for the 2012 Games. He has wide experience of Private Bills and Transport and Works Act Orders, including promoting Victoria Station Upgrade, the Northern Line Extension and Bank Station Capacity Upgrade for TfL, the Poole Twin Sails Bridge Order and the DLR (Capacity Enhancement and 2012 Games Preparation) Order. He has promoted road schemes including the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme, the Weymouth Relief Road and the South Devon Link Road. He has been involved in numerous bills in parliament, particularly railway bills. He promoted the Greater Nottingham LRT Bill and acted for BAA on the Crossrail proposals and for various petitioners on HS2. Land compensation cases include Brunt v Southampton International Airport in the Court of Appeal. He is involved in the promotion of numerous major housing projects, including new settlements, mineral workings and railway, road and water infrastructure projects. He has advised extensively on the new procedures of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
Member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association (Chairman since 2016), the Administrative Law Bar Association, the Parliamentary Bar, the Compulsory Purchase Association, the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.
Called to Bar: 1981, QC: 2003; Bencher, Inner Temple 2011.