Ms Araba Taylor > Chambers of Mike Magee > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mike Magee
Fenners Chambers


Araba Taylor is a general Chancery practitioner. The focus of her practice is the family side of Chancery work, including co-ownership disputes, family businesses, family property, trusts and elderly client/capacity issues, wills and the administration of estates, interests in real property; and professional negligence. Re Walker (Deceased) [2014] EWHC 71 (Ch) – the test for testamentary capacity is the common law test in Banks v Goodfellow and not the test under the Mental Capacity Act 2005; Re Dharamshi (Deceased) [2013] EWHC 3917 (Ch) – severe grief reaction not sufficient for want of testamentary capacity; Re Tociapski (Deceased) [2013] EWHC 1770 (Ch) – will invalid for want of knowledge and approval, lifetime transfer of land set aside for presumed undue influence; Pinnock v Rochester [2011] EWHC 4049 (Ch) – successful appeal against striking out of probate claim, interaction of probate claim and compromise of earlier claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, procedure, case management; Re Allen (Deceased), Smith v Springford [2009] WTLR 705 – caveators’ application to discontinue claim for revocation of existing grant, will forgery, costs; Garland v Morris & anor [2007] EWHC 2 (Ch) – Inheritance Act application by adult child; Stephens v Michelin Pensions Trust Ltd [2006] EWHC 1640 (Ch) trustees’ duties; Greer v Alstons Engineering Sales & Services Ltd [2003] UKPC 46 – breach of contract/damages regarding contract for the sale of land; Spring v O’Flynn (1999) EGCS 79 – notices to complete; Re Raval, Jones v Raval [1998] BPIR 389 – bankruptcy/matrimonial home; Halifax Mortgage Services Limited v Muirhead [1997] EWCA Civ 2901 – mortgages/undue influence; R v Kensington & Chelsea Royal London Borough, ex parte Moncada (1996) 29 HLR 289 – intentional homelessness.


Year of call: 1985, Middle Temple; Deputy District Judge (Civil), South Eastern Circuit 2013.


French, Italian.


Chancery Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Berkhamsted School for Girls; Christ’s College, Cambridge (MA Hons in Law 1983); Cardiff University (PGD in Canon Law – 2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Araba TaylorFenners ChambersShe has a good rapport with clientsand provides clear, consistent and straightforward advice.

Fenners Chambers is ‘a strong local set of chambers with members willing to travel some distance when required‘ from its Cambridge base. Araba Taylor focuses on the family side of Chancery work, including co-ownership disputes and matters involving family businesses and capacity issues. Other solicitors describe her as a ‘revered legal warrior, striking a balance between gravitas, grit, pragmatism and empathy‘.