Partner - Dispute Resolution
I head up the firm’s specialist Contentious Trusts and Estates Team. I have particular expertise in cases involving allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, want of knowledge and approval, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
I also advise charity clients on a wide range of matters and I have advised charities as personal representatives and beneficiaries of contested estates. I work closely with clients to resolve complex disputes in a cost effective and efficient manner. This often includes using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation. I am experienced in dealing with cases in both the High Court and Court of Protection.
I am an Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and I am ranked as a leading Individual in Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth for Contentious Trust & Estates work.
I have been named as one of eprivateclient's 2016 top 35 lawyers under 35 for private client advisory work.
I live in Guildford with my wife and daughters and I enjoy sport, especially football and golf.
- Media Coverage
- A Modern Shipwreck, Who died first? This article was first published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal (March 2020) and is also available on lawjournals.co.uk
- When and how clients can contest a will'
- The curious case of the ‘cowshed Cinderella’ and what it tells about farming succession
Practice head Scott Taylor 'cares passionately about his clients and their cases, and provides a stellar service'.
Legal 500, 2019
Scott Taylor is “great, a brilliant strategist. He really is one to watch and he’s also fantastic with clients. Scott is a really impressive litigator and I value the opportunity to work with him.”.”
Chambers High Net Worth, 2019
Senior associate Scott Taylor is described as "a very capable pair of hands" by one market source and "a good, solid practitioner" by another. He acts for charities, beneficiaries and trustees on inheritance, professional negligence and capacity matters.
Chambers High Net Worth, 2018
The ‘diligent, practical and well-informed’ Scott Taylor has ‘a very broad knowledge of contentious probate.'
Legal 500, 2017
Scott Taylor is "particularly good in probate and trust disputes involving professional negligence."
Legal 500, 2017
SHORTLISTED IN THE INAUGURAL SLS LEGAL AWARDS 2018