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Adam Taylor

Call 2014

Personal Injury

Adam has conducted personal injury litigation since pupillage, and he achieves excellent results at trial on the multi-track, both for claimants and defendants. He regularly attends case management conferences, and he is familiar with cost budgeting. Adam has drafted pleadings and advised in a wide variety of personal injury matters, including cases of fraud, occupiers’ liability, RTAs, pharmaceuticals, dangerous animals, health and safety at work, and landlord-tenant obligations. He is happy to advise on quantum, including the review of expert medical evidence, and he has been instructed as sole counsel in a number of high-value disputes. Adam also recognises the importance of costs, and he has obtained an exception to the QOCS regime for a successful defendant.

Adam is developing a specialism in claims relating to sports and leisure activities, for which, see the Sports Law tab.

Selected Cases

  • Representing the successful defendant in a two-day multi-track trial involving property adaptations.
  • Representing the successful defendant at trial in a case involving a wedding guest’s fall at a hotel.
  • Advising the claimant in respect of a £100,000 claim involving significant loss of future earnings and medical causation issues.
  • Advising claimant solicitors on, and subsequently drafting, a c.£800,000 schedule of loss in a fatal accident case.
  • Representing the successful defendant at trial in a case involving an employee fall in a store cupboard.
  • Successfully defending a major national food and drinks retailer at trial against a slip/trip claim by its employee. The defendant won on all contested issues, including reasonable foreseeability of harm and causation of the injury.
  • Successfully resisting a summary judgment application against a defendant in a dangerous dogs case, which involved the consideration of veterinary records.
  • Successfully defending a local authority at trial against a Highways Act claim.
  • Adam advised on the withdrawal of a pre-action admission and drafted the withdrawal letter in a low value EL claim which later developed into a significant one.
  • Drafting the defence on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in a claim involving alleged incorrect prescription and effect on the claimant’s lupus.
  • Successfully defending the London Ambulance Service in road traffic trials on many occasions. Drafting the defence in an allegedly fraudulent slip/trip claim which involved issues of property boundaries and a McGeown argument.
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  • Hardwicke, Droop and Shelford Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Margaret Branthwaite CPE Prize
  • BPTC, University of Law, Birmingham
  • GDL, University of Birmingham
  • BA Hons (First Class), Worcester College, University of Oxford


  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Ordre des Avocats Vaudois (Vaudois Bar Association, invited member)
  • Federation Suisse des Avocats (Swiss Bar Association)
  • Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (Swiss Sports Law Association)

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