Andrew Byass


Andrew joined Chambers in 2011 and now accepts instructions in all areas of Chambersâ?? work.

Andrewâ??s practice covers all areas of planning and environmental law, including providing strategic advice on proposed and existing developments, change of use, EIA and habitats matters. Andrew has appeared for both local authorities and developers in matters involving housing and retail schemes, as well as a variety of other matters relating to commercial and agricultural developments.

Andrew gained extensive experience in matters relating to EU law while working with central Government, and has a particular interest in expanding on this experience across the work undertaken in Chambers.

Prior to switching to the bar, Andrew was a senior public law solicitor at the Treasury Solicitorâ??s Department and, before that, worked for the US law firm Paul Hastings LLP both in London and in the U.S.

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LL.B. (1996): The University of Western Australia
Masters in law (LL.M.; 2003): The University of Melbourne


Planning and Environment Bar Association
UK Environmental Law Association
The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association