We're delighted to welcome Phillip Taylor MBE to our team!
When you read the brief synopsis of his background, you'll probably recognise why we insist that all of our lawyers have a minimum of 20 years' experience - because it makes a difference to the service that we offer and it gets you, the client, the results you want.
Phillip's bio follows - it may not seem brief, but, you'll have to trust us that this is just a snapshot of Phillip's vast depth of experience!
Phillip is a Specialist Civil Law Associate Counsel for Greycoat Law. Phillip has been a barrister for over two decades and covers all aspects of civil law in the County Courts, tribunals and the High Court in cases covering a wide range of law, including personal injury, contract, tort, insolvency, landlord and tenant and family law. He has also taught and written for many years on criminal law, although he no longer practices in this field.
He graduated from London University in 1988 and, after completing the Bar Vocational course in 1991, was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. His particular skills are in negotiation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication and his general philosophy in approaching cases is to seek to avoid the costs and stress of litigation for his clients by seeking the most favourable settlement as quickly as possible. Phillip brings to his practice a long career with the Ministry of Defence and service in the Army. He is passionate about sharing his legal knowledge through teaching - he gained his PGCE qualification in 2008 and has lectured and developed courses for a number of higher education institutions, including Birkbeck College and BPP Law School. He has also used his teaching ability to devise CPD courses for lawyers and public servants. Phillip is an author, having written The Criminology Text Book for the LLB London external course. His wide-ranging experience also led to him being appointed as the Reviews Editor of The Barrister, a post he has held since 1999. Outside of his busy practice, Phillip has served his local community as a Councillor for Richmond and a District Councillor for Oxfordshire. He has been involved in the following Council Committees: Planning and Licensing (as Vice chair) and Housing and Finance (as a member). He was also the Chair for the Legal Aid Committee for the LSC London Area and a Law Centre advisor.
We hope that you enjoy working with Phillip as much as we already do!