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Background

Keri Tayler

Deputy Head of Public Law

Call: 1995

"She is always invested in cases and gives the client the very best service in terms of attention. Her preparation, engagement and knowledge of the facts means she is really focused on the client." "She is thoughtful and good to deal with."

Chambers UK 2024

"Keri is a fantastic barrister. She is well-suited to this area of practice. She is responsive, adaptable, kind, caring and compassionate. She goes over and above for her clients."

Legal 500 2024

"Keri is very kind, caring, sensitive and wise. She demonstrates fantastic insight and understanding. She is robust and a clear and decisive advocate."

Legal 500 2024

"Keri is an excellent advocate. She is good at balancing difficult dynamics." "Keri is very responsive. She really cares about vulnerable people." "Keri is great at client care, she is really down to earth and approachable."

Chambers UK 2023

Keri is exceptionally skilled at navigating and cutting through the most complex of issues. She is a highly experienced barrister who has become an expert in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection.

Legal 500 2023

Keri Tayler is part of the Court of Protection and Public Law groups at No5 barristers chambers.

Expertise

Court of Protection

Keri has a substantial Court of Protection practice, primarily in health and welfare matters but with a keen interest in financial abuse cases.

Keri is instructed by the Official Solicitor, local authorities and on behalf of family members and RPRs.

Much of Keri’s work relates to disputes between local authorities and/or family members in issues which go to the human rights of the individuals concerned such as marriage, sexual relations and contact with other persons.

She has a particular interest in cases where there is an overlap with other jurisdictions such as forced marriage, children and the inherent jurisdiction.

Public Law

Keri’s public law practice is predominantly focused on matters where the rights of individuals come up against the state, whether as children or adults.

She has advised and acted in judicial review proceedings in matters varying from challenges made to adoption and fostering decisions to the provision of care packages.

Her background in local government has given her experience of the challenges facing public bodies and brings that experience to her cases whether acting for or against public bodies.

In line with this Keri has also advised and acted in inquests where the role of the state is in question.

Education

Keri has advised on education law for most of her career, initially in-house at a local authority. That work encompassed advising schools directly on matters which fall to be dealt with at that level, to advising on large county-wide projects such as school reorganisation, major safeguarding investigations, secondment of statutory officers and arrangements for the discharge of another local authority’s functions.

Keri has primarily acted for local authorities since her return to practice, but is keen to expand her range of clients.

Advice to schools has ranged from admissions, exclusions and discrimination to governance and reorganisation matters.

Challenges in respect of special educational needs provision are a particular area of interest, including those cases falling within the National Trial.

She has also given advice to independent schools and to the parents of pupils there in relation to matters affecting the relationship between those schools and their pupils.

There is a significant overlap in Keri’s work in the education sphere with her public law and court of protection practices.

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"Very approachable and pragmatic."


"Keri Tayler is not only very knowledgeable in this field; she is extremely pragmatic and able to get to the heart of a case and advise on a sensible way forward."


"Deals with issues very sensibly and sympathetically." "Authoritative and good at getting people to reach a compromise." "She provides very clear and concise advice, and her drafting is excellent. She is a confident advocate."


"A calm and measured barrister who is particularly strong in cases with litigants in person where she is able to communicate clearly and directly with them outside of court."


"She is always responsive, superb at managing vulnerable clients and has extensive knowledge of community care and Court of Protection work." "She is organised, sensible and pragmatic."


  • ALBA
  • COPBAR
  • CoPPA
  • Erasmus Scholar
  • LLB Hons, University of Southampton
  • French (Fluent)

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Following the release of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK rankings, we are pleased to announce that No5 has once again obtained its…

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A Local Authority v JB and SB

No5’s Keri Tayler has obtained an order for costs in the Court of Protection in a case where the local authority’s application for an injunction…

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Clerk Team

Abdul Hafeez

Practice Director, Immigration & Public Law

abdulh@no5.com

07957 403805

Lucas Bennett

Practice Manager, Immigration & Public Law

lucasb@no5.com

Jordan Lloyd

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

jordanl@no5.com

Emily Johnston

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

emilyj@no5.com

Isabella Taylor

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

isabellat@no5.com

Hannah Muxlow

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

hannahm@no5.com

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