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Rebecca Taylor

Call 2001

"She has a good advocacy style. She's relaxed and confident, and can adapt well when circumstances change in a case."
(Chambers & Partners)

Property Damage

Rebecca’s property damage experience includes:

  • Acting as Junior Counsel for the successful Defendant in a substantial claim arising out of fire damage to a large warehouse. The case required the consideration technical evidence disputing the cause of the fire and considering the possible smoulder and combustion times for certain types of material.
  • Cases concerning tree-root induced subsidence. She recently acted for the Defendant Housing Association in such a case where the liability of the Defendants was limited to just £5,000 against a claim of approximately £200,000.
  • Drafting of some of the Claimants’ quantum claims arising out of the Buncefield explosion.
  • Flood damage caused by faulty design and / or maintenance mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Flood damage caused by an overflowing culvert in heavy rain.
  • Property damage as a result of construction and demolition works on adjoining land, including the excavation of basements causing damage to the Property next door.

Rebecca recently wrote an article for the Practical Law Company on the decision regarding property owner’s liability for tree-root induced subsidence in Berent v Family Mosaic Housing & London Borough of Islington [2012] EWCA Civ 961, in which she appeared.

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Qualifications


  • MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London (2009)
  • Holker Scholar, Gray’s Inn (2000)
  • BA Jurisprudence (Oxon) (2000)

Recommendations


“She is extremely good, a pleasure to work with and has a solid in-depth knowledge of construction law.”

Chambers & Partners

“She has a good advocacy style. She’s relaxed and confident, and can adapt well when circumstances change in a case.”

Chambers & Partners

“Very good at cutting through to the key issues and formulating a strategy.”

Chambers & Partners

“Unflappable, she masters the facts and drafts powerful arguments quickly and almost effortlessly.”

Chambers & Partners

“A pleasure to work with, she is someone with solid, in-depth knowledge of construction law.”

Chambers & Partners

“Excellent understanding of construction law and the dynamics of international arbitration.”

Chambers & Partners

“Noted for her knowledge of policy and coverage issues.”

Legal 500

“Highly experienced in major infrastructure disputes, particularly in the Middle East.”

Legal 500

The “unflappable” Rebecca Taylor “is an extremely safe pair of hands and drafts beautifully”.

Legal 500

“Recommended for construction and professional negligence coverage issues.”

Legal 500


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