David Taylor - Commercial Litigation
David regularly appears in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions of the High Court in high value commercial cases. His areas of practice include the following:-
• sale of goods claims involving title issues
• agency and commission claims
• partnership disputes
• insurance contract disputes
• insurance fraud
First class degree in Law from Cambridge University
Wolfson Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
Hubert Greenland Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
David is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and of the Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.
Member of the Association of Midland Mediators.
Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (2008-2013)
Judge of the Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal (appointed 2013)
"He's a very calming influence in the court, never appears to be aggressive at all but gets what he needs."
"Commercially minded and gets to the heart of the matter quickly." "The quality of his knowledge is excellent."
Chambers UK 2017
‘Professional with an excellent depth of knowledge.’
'He has a strong track record of winning.’
‘Recommended for commercial contract disputes and professional negligence claims.’
‘Recommended for landlord and tenant matters.’
Legal 500 2016
"Intelligent, personable and commercial."
"He's very knowledgeable and good on technical points."
"He's not only knowledgeable about the law but also commercially aware."
Chambers UK 2016
‘His expertise includes commercial contract disputes and professional negligence claims.’ ‘Strong in his written advice and in conference with clients.’
Legal 500, 2015
"Veteran junior with experience of handling commercial disputes in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He has an extensive experience in commercial contract and property disputes, as well as professional negligence claims. "His cross-examination is a pleasure to watch because he is very probing and precise." "He has amazing attention to detail and a brilliant ability to reduce all the information into the important points."
Chambers UK 2015
Has built a well-recognised chancery practice which covers both commercial and traditional work. He is especially noted for his expertise on property-related matters. "He is very sharp, very user-friendly and on a high plane of intellectual activity."
Chambers UK 2015
'A highly intelligent barrister with great people skills', 'his practice has grown to include complex arbitration and professional negligence claims' and is 'well regarded for his experience in landlord and tenant matters.'
Legal 500 2014
"He is excellent in his field. He is very amenable and he is very good with clients."
Chambers UK 2014
David Taylor, who ‘oozes confidence and authority’.
David Taylor, who acts on a range of commercial property issues. He is hailed as a "very accomplished and very commercial" practitioner.
Chambers UK 2013
David Taylor is ‘very thorough’.
The 'charming' David Taylor... is 'blessed with clarity of thought and fine intellect'.
Legal 500 2011
'David Taylor is recommended for complex landlord and tenant disputes.'
Sutcliffe v. Lloyd & MGL Limited (CA) - failed joint venture to develop land / proprietary estoppel / entire agreement clause
Yaqoob v. Royal Insurance (CA ) - evidence and the burden of proof in insurance fraud claims
Ahad & Ahmed v. Uddin (CA) - on s.9 Arbitration Act 1996