Paul Tucker QC



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


Planning is Paul’s principal area of practice and he has appeared in numerous public inquiries and examinations, promoting large scale development for a range of infrastructure, retail and residential developers; as well as acting for local government and public bodies in a range of cases

Significant Cases

2015   -  Arpley Landfill proposal – major landfill proposal at appeal in 2014 & 15

2013 - Shipston on Stour major mixed use development promoted at appeal

2013  -  Eastgate Retail Park Bristol, inquiry into conditions appeal at major retail park

2013  -  Stirchley– promotion of new Asda proposal at inquiry against Tesco and Co-op

2013  -  Hawton wind farm – undermined appeal following inquiry

2013 -  Reeves Hill wind farm – successfully defending JR, acting on behalf of developer

2014 - Secured allocation for major development at Upper Heyford for the Dorchester Group following representations at Cherwell Local Plan – Instructed by Pegasus  Group Ltd

2013 - Otley –appeal into refusal of 48 apartment block of extra car accommodation at the ‘most sensitive location’ within a conservation area

2013 - Sandbach successful appeal on behalf of Seddon Homes and Taylor Wimpey


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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