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Alex Taylor

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Alex Taylor - Deans Court Chambers



  • King Edward VII School, Lytham
  • University of Bristol & Université de Poitiers - Euro LLB


  • Junior Counsel to the Crown 2007 & 2012 (5 year appointments)

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit
  • Commercial Bar Association


Alex has a busy common law, employment and chancery practice acting for both claimants and defendants. He accepts instructions in a wide variety of cases from personal injuries to professional and private disputes. He has extensive experience in the field of road traffic fraud and expresses a particular interest in all manner of disputes arising in the work place including personal injuries, discrimination, restraint of trade and contractual issues.

Alex is Junior Counsel to the Crown and represents government departments in personal injury claims, employment tribunal claims, enforcement of the Minimum Wage Act and land disputes.

Alex welcomes instructions on conditional fee agreements, and is authorised to provide services on a 'direct access' basis. Alex operates a paper free practice and welcomes instructions by e mail or other electronic media where convenient.

Alex is an equality and diversity officer in Chambers, reflecting his specialist interest in matters of equality rights and discrimination.

Notable Cases

  • Employment

    Worsley -v- HMRC

    Successful defence of a large government department in a disability discrimination claim founded on serious mental ill health

  • Professional negligence

    Beavon -v- BB Legal Ltd

    Recovery of the lost value of a property following a solicitor’s negligent failure to register matrimonial home rights

  • Professional negligence

    Brown -v- Douglas Clift & Co

    Recovery of damages lost by a client due to solicitor’s negligent failure to advance a claim properly through the CICA following a rape

  • Chancery and Commercial

    Lazo Property Development Limited v Finestone Properties Limited and Chief Land Registrar

    High Court, Chancery Division - Acting for the Chief Land Registrar in relation to claims for rectification of the land register and for indemnities following a party's failure to register land purchased for property development.

  • Personal Injury/Industrial Disease

    Schofield v Wakefield MDC

    Recovery of a significant award of damages for a claimant in an occupational stress claim. Settlement achieved at mediation.

What the directories say

On his feet he is extremely calm and measured at all times, resulting in a fluid control of trials which is impressive to watch, particularly during cross-examination. His demeanour is appreciated and respected by clients and witnesses, and he is my go-to Counsel when I want clients to know that their matter is in capable hands, and will be dealt with swiftly and with the utmost professionalism.’

Legal 500, 2021

‘ Impressive in conference and provides meticulous written advice. ’

Legal 500, 2020

‘An advocate with great clarity of thought.’

Legal 500, 2018

‘Acts for claimants and defendants in employment cases.’

Legal 500, 2017

'Experienced in representing local authorities'

Legal 500, 2016

'He has an excellent rapport with lay clients, and is a persuasive advocate'

Legal 500, 2015


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