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Adam Taylor

Call 2014

Property Damage

Adam regularly advises, drafts pleadings and attends court in property damage cases, including fires, floods, cavity wall insulation, and tree roots. He has experience of dealing with issues including pure economic loss, the effect of statutory undertakings, expert evidence, contribution claims, and limitation. He is a robust trial advocate with significant trial experience.

Selected Cases

  • Advising the claimant on a £50,000 residential property damage claim against a sewerage undertaker and their independent contractors.
  • Ongoing representation and advice on behalf of a harbour authority in a multi-party claim involving damage to a luxury yacht.
  • Advising the claimant homeowner on merits and expert evidence in a six-party dispute as to piling activity on neighbouring premises.
  • Advising an insurer as to the merits of a landlord’s defence against two linked cases of tenant property damage, including issues of policy coverage and agency.
  • Advising the claimant in a £50,000 claim involving multiple incidents of flood damage to a high-end fashion outlet allegedly caused by the landlord’s failure to maintain.
  • Drafting particulars of claim in a multi-party dispute involving water damage caused by the supply of a defective bath.
  • Advising and drafting particulate of claim in a number of cavity wall insulation cases involving residential installation.
  • Advising as to the merits of a fire damage claim in a residential property. The case involved expert evidence and insurance policy coverage issues.
  • Appearing in the county court on a variety of property damage disputes. In particular, Adam successfully defended a claim in negligence for damage allegedly caused by excessive delay in the repair of a heating system leak.

Adam’s property damage expertise is supplemented by his involvement in construction cases. He has been instructed on a £100m+ arbitration involving the construction of a nuclear submarine berthing facility. He has also advised a construction company on the merits of seeking an injunction to restrain presentation of a winding-up petition, which involved assessing whether there was a genuine dispute as to the underlying non-payment claim.

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  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Droop Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Shelford Scholarship, 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


  • BASL
  • PIBA

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