Daniel Taylor

daniel taylor

Contact Details:

Direct Dial: 020 7427 5971 EMAIL Daniel

About:

Daniel founded Taylor Hampton Solicitors in 2007 after a career spanning more than 20 years specialising in all aspects of media law including libel, privacy, internet law and confidentiality.

Specialties:

    • Defamation and Reputation Management
    • Privacy and Confidentiality (Email, Computer and Phone Hacking)
    • Civil and Commercial Litigation (financial and pensions litigation)

Notable Cases / Case Studies:

Throughout his career Daniel has represented numerous high profile individuals. He recently acted for Sylvia Henry, the Baby P Social Worker, in her successful action against the Sun in relation to 80 highly defamatory articles.  Daniel was able to secure a prominent apology and substantial damages on her behalf. Daniel also acted in the case of Dr Sarah Thornton. The author and academic was libelled in the Daily Telegraph and the subsequent action resulted in a landmark victory where general damages were awarded for malicious falsehood for the first time in many years.

Daniel has also fought actions against the Queen, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood, and David Beckham, amongst others, and has represented Paul Burrell, John Thomson, Jimmy Nesbitt, Emma Noble, Sven Goran-Eriksen, Matt Dawson, Lucy Benjamin, Leslie Grantham, Tamzin Outhwaite, Selina Scott and John Burton-Race.

A number of the cases he has been involved in have led to changes in the law governing the media. Daniel has many years of experience in dealing with pre-publication issues and the law of contempt, having been involved in copy clearance in relation to ground breaking and agenda setting stories.

He also defended the media in the two most serious contempts to face newspapers in the last 50 years. As well as his media work, Daniel is able to advise on a wide range of pension related matters, having been Chairman of Trustees of three pension schemes. He has wide experience in acting on a range of commercial disputes including contract claims, property related disputes and employment matters.

Directory Quotes:

Chambers and Partners 2014

Daniel Taylor is a veteran of the defamation field, benefiting from considerable experience in the newspaper industry. Marketplace observers note he is “canny and very commercial.”