Chris Taylor, a practising litigation and dispute resolution solicitor since 1999, is our Head of Litigation Training. He has taught and assessed litigation skills in-house for many leading patent firms including Marks & Clerk, Carpmaels & Ransford, Mathys & Squire, AA Thornton, Boult Wade Tennant and Kilburn & Strode. He receives high praise for the clarity of his teaching and the depth of his knowledge.
He teaches CPD Training’s structured litigation training courses and has been retained by City and national firms to design and deliver bespoke courses on technical litigation subjects such as warranty claims, shareholder disputes, cross border litigation and interim injunctions. He has taught litigation drafting skills to a number of firms including Mayer Brown and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
He is the co-author of the English law chapter of Privilege and Confidentiality: An International Handbook, published by the International Bar Association; has written a chapter on the enforcement of foreign judgments for The Litigation Practice, published by Sweet & Maxwell; and is the author of the Mortgage Possession Claims chapter of Blackstones Civil Practice.
Chris spent 10 years at the leading commercial litigation firms of Eversheds and Addleshaw Goddard. While there, he acted for major corporate clients in a wide range of commercial and company disputes. As well as claims for breach of commercial contracts, his practice centred on warranty claims under share and asset sale agreements, shareholder disputes, product liability and product recalls, professional negligence actions against accountants and solicitors and intellectual property disputes. At both firms he presented regular seminars for lawyers and their clients.
Chris became a partner of Optima Legal and for 4 years was head of their residential recoveries department. He was responsible for a staff of over 60 and an annual turnover of over £3million. He then moved to DrydensFairfax Solicitors as Head of Secured Litigation. He continues to practise as a consultant solicitor.
Chris Taylor has also worked as a consultant to Practical Law Company, providing training to commercial and corporate lawyers on contract law, terms and conditions of sale and remedies, and has taught on the College of Law’s trainee litigation programme.