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Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

Work 0845 293 7688
Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 3

Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP has four offices across Essex in addition to two in East Anglia. Based in the Chelmsford office, fraud practice head Mike Warren handles both legally aided and privately funded cases. His work includes defending allegations of VAT and other tax fraud and white-collar crime. He defended a company director accused of a criminal conspiracy to steal fuel from several sites across the UK. Matthew Taylor, who is also based in Chelmsford, specialises in health and safety and environmental law.

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Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

Criminal law is a core focus for the 'excellent' team at Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP, which is a key name for 'the more serious cases including rape and murder, and is a very impressive regional firm that is easily comparable to top London firms'. Practice head Peter Barlex is 'approachable and realistic in the advice he gives to clients' and is someone 'who leads from the front and is a tactically astute litigator with an abundance of trial experience'. Other key names include Matthew Taylor  and Russell Haldane. The team handles cases that are frequently subject to intense media attention, including allegations of sexual assault, terrorism (disseminating terrorist material via social media), hacking under the Computer Misuse Act and murder.

Leading individuals

Peter Barlex - Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

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South East: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

For many, Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP is 'the leading firm in this area in terms of the quality of service, the breadth and depth of knowledge, and its experience'. Practice head Matthew Taylor, Abigail Bainbridge and Briony Clarke 'really care about their clients; they provide a level of service that is amongst the best in the profession, with deep knowledge of the law in this ever-changing environment'. Clarke ('a very practical and tenacious lawyer who provides her clients with realistic advice') recently acted on behalf of the HSE in a prosecution arising from a fatality which occurred whilst temporary traffic works were being undertaken on an A road in Lidgate, Suffolk. In another key mandate, Bainbridge represented the HSE in relation to an accident which occurred at the Elstree Film Studio in which an electrician fell through an open hatch at the studio, leading to life-changing injuries.

Leading individuals

Briony Clarke - Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

Matthew Taylor - Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

Next generation lawyers

Abigail Bainbridge - Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP

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