Simon Bird QC has been elected as Head of Chambers at Francis Taylor Building, taking over from Andrew Tait QC.
Tait, who has served as Head of Chambers since 2012, said: "I am delighted that Simon has agreed to take over as Head of Chambers. It has been a privilege to have served in the post for the past ten years and I look forward with confidence to Chambers' continuing success under Simon's leadership."
Bird, who specialises in planning, local government, administrative and environmental law, said: "Andrew has deftly managed chambers for the past decade and it is testament to his qualities and skills as a leader that he was asked to serve for an extended period and, despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, he stands down at a time when Chambers is more successful than at any time in its history. Chambers is very grateful for Andrew’s leadership”.
Both Tait and Bird will continue in full time practice from FTB.