Paul Tucker QC

Local Government


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
William Brown
Mark Ronson

Local Government

Advises in a wide range of local government law, from highways through to CPO. He has a particular expertise in Assets of Community Value issues.

Significant Reported Cases

R (Redrow Homes) v Knowsley [2014] EWCA 1433

2012 -  Scandanavian Hotel – certificate of appropriate alternative development inquiry

2011 to present - advice on Daventry Town Centre CPO

2011 to present - Sam Evans and Sons – advice on extinguishment case following CPO to construct the Mersey Second Crossing

2010  -  Counsel for Sefton MBC on the Klonyke Phase 1B & Bedford St CPO – HMRI CPO


Chambers UK 2017

"He gives pragmatic advice and has a way of simplifying legal principles and practical ramifications so that clients are in a position to give instructions with confidence." "He is always very approachable and down-to-earth. He is direct in his advice, and is a hard-hitting QC who is very popular." 

Legal 500, 2017

‘Revered as a highly accomplished advocate.’

Chambers UK 2016

He is an excellent barrister. He is very thorough, and nothing is too much of a struggle for him: he'll come back to you at all hours." "An excellent advocate with an impressive character who provides thoughtful, analytical advice."

Chambers UK 2015

"He's bright, approachable and pragmatic - a team player." "He's very client-friendly. He gets into the skin of the client's business, and he's very effective."

Legal 500, 2014

"He thinks strategically, pragmatically and commercially"

Chambers UK 2013

"Highly accessible and easy to deal with, he is a lateral thinker who is quick off the mark".

Chambers and Partners, Band 1, Planning 2013: "undoubtedly already one of the leading planning barristers."

"He has a nationally based practice and is making a name for himself as a retail planning specialist."

Chambers UK 2012

"Paul Tucker QC is enjoying increased visibility in the market and his elevation to the level of silk is felt to be well deserved"


PEBA (committee member)





Attorney General’s Regional Panel 2007 to 2010

Head of Planning

Deputy Head of Chambers 2017 to date


MA (Cantab)

Chambers UK Logo 2016

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