David Taylor > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR


His practice includes all areas of commercial and chancery work, with an emphasis on real property and landlord & tenant law in which he specialises. In the field of real property, David is an expert in disputes concerning title to land (including adverse possession claims and boundary disputes), and disputes concerning rights over land (such as easement claims, and claims concerning restrictive covenants). His landlord & tenant practice includes all forms of dispute arising out of commercial and agricultural tenancies. David also advises in connection with commercial contract disputes, and in professional negligence claims; particularly those involving the professional negligence of property professionals.


Called to the Bar 1993. In 2008 appointed deputy adjudicator to HM Land Registry; appointed judge of the property chamber of the First Tier Tribunal 2013.


Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; accredited mediator.


Cambridge University (MA Hons Law First).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

David TaylorNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is meticulous, highly intelligent and the go-to barrister in property related matters. He is personable and his advice is detailed and succinct.’ 

The ‘strong and able’ real estate team of No5 Barristers’ Chambers works across the whole spectrum of commercial property and residential issues for developers, private individuals, and a wide range of other local and national businesses. Mark Anderson KC is known for his tactical awareness and recently handled a partnership and shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of caravan sites, a business valued at more than £50m. David Taylor is praised for his ‘ability to control the courtroom’ and worked on a dispute concerning the powers of executors and trustees of land to dispose of a high-value farm in Snowdonia, without consulting beneficiaries.