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Richard Taylor

Richard is a very experienced civil practitioner having appeared in over 6000 hearings. He specialises in Property Law, Housing Law, Commercial (with an excellent reputation in Aviation flight delay claims) General Common Law and Consumer Law. 

Richard has a particular interest in Sports Law and is keen to expand his practice in this area. Called to the Bar in 2008, Richard initially practiced as a Solicitor-Agent with a national firm. Prior to being called to the bar, Richard lived and worked in the USA creating and starting his own business and then advising start up businesses how to gain funding and expand to other countries and is happy to take instructions in this area.


Richard Taylor

Called to the bar in 2008, Richard initially practised as an advocate with a national firm. Prior to being called to the bar, he lived and worked in the USA advising start-up businesses on how to gain funding and expand to other countries. He is happy to take instructions in this area.

He is based in Manchester and has a further base in North Wales near Mold (Yr Wyddgrug) and he is happy to travel. Richard is considered a confident, focused and diligent advocate who is happy to take instructions last minute and will represent both Claimants and Defendants.

Richard's Experience

Called in 2008

Public Access Accredited


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Property and Housing Law
  • Housing disrepair and commercial dilapidations claims
  • Possession proceedings and claims (Claimant and Defendant)
  • Mortgage possession proceedings (Claimant and Defendant)
  • Landlord & Tenant possession proceedings (residential section 21 and section 8)
  • Landlord and Tenant possession (commercial 1954 Act claims and defences)
  • Trespass and Occupiers Liability
  • Tenancy deposit disputes
  • Orders for Sale
  • Trusts of Land (TOLATA)
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Nuisance and Harassment
  • Easements and Rights of Way
  • Unlawful Evictions and tenants rights claims.
  • Secure tenant rights.
  • Mediations as a mediator or mediation advocate
  • Inheritance Tax 
  • Grants of Probate
Insolvency Act applications (applications to annul and applications to set aside statutory demands)
Commercial Law
  • Consumer Rights Act claims
  • Applications to set aside, summary judgment, relief from sanctions and applications to enforce.
  • Small Claims
    • Flight Delay for both Claimant and Defendant
    • Montreal convention aviation claims
    • Contractual disputes for goods and services
    • Debt (Consumer Credit Claims)
    • Motor Vehicle claims. (Finance and Consumer Rights)
  • Fast Track and Multi Track
    • Contractual disputes.
    • Consumer Credit Act claims.
    • Housing disrepair. (Claimant and Defendant)
      • (Advice and drafting of particulars)
    • Holiday sickness and travel claims
Small Claims
  • RTA, including credit hire
  • Flight delay, both claimant and defendant
  • Montreal Convention aviation claims
  • Contractual disputes for goods and services
  • Debt (consumer credit claims)
Fast Track and Multi Track
  • Contractual disputes
  • Consumer Credit Act claims
  • RTA, including credit hire and personal injury
  • Housing disrepair (advice and drafting of particulars)
Personal Injury
  • Stage 3 oral hearings and infant approvals
  • Advice on quantum for both adults and minors
Sports Law
  • Anti-doping regulations
  • Contractual disputes
  • Costs and Case Management Conferences
  • Summary assessment of costs
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Richard Taylor, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Richard's Testimonials

Richard was incredibly helpful and offered us the advice that he didn’t think moving forward with legal action was entirely necessary at this stage. I couldn’t be more impressed with the conversation we had with him, honestly. Richard cleared up quite a lot of our confusion, and should the situation devolve further we’ll be back in touch with you/him to put the solutions he suggested in place. Especially with the state of current events, we really appreciate his honest advice.


Lay Client

Richard is highly knowledgeable within his field and a true pragmatic professional. His conduct on cases is outstanding and he approaches all matters with utmost diligence. He has delivered training which was very informative and was favourably received by my team. It is undeniable that the material provided will be invaluable to their work.

Callum Blumire

Easyjet Legal Team

Richard Taylor is a class act with a spotless approach to the preparation of papers. He has good tactical acumen and a sympathetic client focused approach. Richard also has an impressive practice in Property cases, and as a Property Investor for the past 17 years - Richard is my preference for all property cases.

Sam Pattani




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