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Doughty Street Chambers

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Bristol, London, Manchester

Paul Taylor QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Paul Taylor specialises in criminal appeals and has developed a particular expertise in cases involving fresh evidence, homicide and mentally disordered offenders. He regularly represents appellants before the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) (being instructed at the appellate stage), and has also appeared as junior counsel before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (in capital cases from the Caribbean). He has extensive experience in drafting submissions to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, and representations in relation to the judicial setting of tariffs in murder cases under the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Paul is the author of Taylor on Appeals (2000), the leading practitioners’ textbook dealing with procedural aspects of criminal appeals and review. He is editor and a contributor to the second edition (Taylor on Criminal Appeals) which was published by OUP in March 2012. Paul co-ordinates the Doughty Street Appeals Unit, and regularly lectures on appellate matters. He provides case commentaries for the Criminal Law Review. He is a member of the Advisory Group for the Centre for Criminal Appeals. He has been called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.

Career

Called 1989; Middle Temple; joined Doughty Street Chambers 1990. Publications of note: Taylor on Appeals (Criminal Law Library) 2000. Publications of note: Taylor on Appeals (Sweet and Maxwell) (author) 2000; Taylor on Criminal Appeals (OUP) (editor and contributor): 2012; Taylor (Bonnett): (Case Comment) [2013] Crim. L.R. 10, 844-848; R. v Pope (John Randall): (Case Comment) [2013] Crim. L.R. 421-425; R v McCook (Jason): (Case comment) [2015] Crim LR 350; R v Gray and others (Case comment) [2015] Crim LR 352.

Member

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

Orange Hill Comprehensive School; Polytechnic of the Southbank (LLB (Hons) First Class) 1984-87; Downing College, Cambridge University (Cantab)) 1987-88.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Paul Taylor - Doughty Street ChambersHighly rated for his knowledge of appeal work.

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