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Rebecca Taylor

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)


Rebecca specialises in construction, property damage, professional negligence, insurance and general commercial litigation. In addition to drafting and advisory work, she has considerable experience of appearing as advocate for applications, procedural hearings and trials in the High Court (particularly the Technology and Construction Court) and County Courts. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal. She has experience of working for clients abroad in the Republic of Ireland, Moscow and Istanbul and of adjudications, dispute adjudication boards, and International Arbitration under the ICC Rules. Her construction experience includes dealing with wrongful claims under bonds, defects and delay claims and she has experience of civil engineering projects, traditional design and build large scale projects and process plants. She has experience of professional negligence claims, particularly with negligence of construction professionals. Her property damage practice includes claims arising out of flood damage, fire damage, damage during construction works and claims arising out of tree root induced subsidence. Reported cases: Berent v (1) Family Mosaic Housing Association (2) London Borough of Islington [2011] EWHC 1353 (TCC) – Tree Roots – whether Defendants liable prior to notice – whether damage reasonably foreseeable. Fosse Motor Engineers Limited & Ors V (1) Conde Nast and National Magazine Distributors Limited (2) Phoenix Industrial Recruitment Limited [2008] EWHC 2037 (TCC) fire claim – burden of proof where there are a number of possible causes – Vicarious liability for agency employees – Whether employees acting the course of their employment. Parker v Mowlem Plc [2008] EWCA Civ 1022 – costs – claimant’s liability for costs of a defendant’s Insurer’s application for a declaration of no liability to indemnify the defendant.


Called 2001; Gray’s Inn. Editor ‘Emden’s Construction Law’.


TECBAR; Society of Construction Law; PIBA; Commercial Bar Association.


Magdalen College, Oxford (2000 BA Jurisprudence); King’s College, London (2009 MSc construction law and dispute resolution).

London Bar

Insurance and reinsurance

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Rebecca Taylor - Crown Office ChambersParticular experience in working for insurers.

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