David’s professional negligence practice involves primarily claims against solicitors and surveyors. He has also acted against barristers. Many of the cases in which he has been involved have a property-related background. Accordingly, he regularly advises in connection with professional negligence claims against surveyors arising out of negligent property valuations, and in professional negligence claims against solicitors arising out of negligent conveyancing.
"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
Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (2008-2013)
Judge of the Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal (appointed 2013)
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.
First class degree in Law from Cambridge University
Wolfson Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
Hubert Greenland Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)