Simon Taylor > Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC
Six Pump Court
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Practice Areas

Simon Taylor has an established practice as Leading Counsel in murder, manslaughter, motor-vehicle homicide and the most serious sexual offences. His practice encompasses the full range of the most serious defence and prosecution work and he is renowned for his ability to demonstrate case ownership swiftly upon receipt of instruction. Simon Taylor is also a contributing author to the “Vulnerable People and the Criminal Justice System” textbook published by the Oxford University Press in July 2017.  

Professional Memberships
Criminal Bar Association, Kent Bar Mess, South Eastern Circuit


Grade 4 CPS Panel Advocate (London and South East)

Grade 4 CPS Counterterrorism Advocate

CPS Rape Specialist

Attorney General’s Specialist Regulatory Advocates Panel for Health and Safety and Environmental Law (List C)  


Qualified 1997.


Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit; Kent Bar Mess.


Middlesex University (LLB (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Simon Taylor QCSix Pump CourtAn accomplished jury advocate.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Simon Taylor QCSix Pump CourtA stand-out barrister who has developed a first-class practice, prosecuting and defending the most serious cases.