Tony is an accomplished Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence solicitor. He has pursued claims against A&E doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, GPs, obstetricians, paediatricians, general surgeons and cardiologists.
He has practiced in personal injury litigation for over two decades and has been involved in many claims worth in excess of one million pounds. This allows him to quickly and effectively evaluate clients’ claims against previous solicitors where mistakes have been made in the preparation or pursuit of personal injury and clinical negligence cases.
Apart from Tony’s specialist interest in seeking compensation for individuals who have had their claims reduced or even struck out by the mistakes of their previous legal advisers, he has experience in claims against solicitors for negligence in property/conveyancing transactions and wills.
Tony also has experience of claims involving a broad range of professionals including insurance brokers, construction professionals, surveyors and valuers and Estate Agents.
Education and career
- From 1988- 1991, Tony studied the a Law Degree – LLB (Hons)
- In 1993 he completed the Law Society Final Examination
- Tony qualified as a solicitor 1998 and thereafter practiced in personal injury, clinical negligence and civil litigation
Tony has been involved in considering and pursing cases against:
- Litigation solicitors. For example, a trial collapsing as previous solicitors had used the wrong type of expert
- Solicitors in Will preparation. For example, a bequest of a house in a Will being invalid as it had been earlier placed in a trust
- Conveyancing solicitors. For example, a solicitor’s failure to ensure that a right of way and car parking spaces were retained by the seller when he sold a neighbouring property
- Insurance brokers in connection with business clients. For example, wrongly advising an insured business client to settle a claim for a stolen lorry and goods at a reduced level due to misinterpretation of Road Haulage Association terms
- Hospitals and doctors. For example claims in orthopaedics, cardiology, A&E medicine, General Practice, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, general surgery and psychiatry
- Insurance brokers in connection with consumer clients. For example, a claim relating to a broker inadequately explaining a proposal form for caravan insurance to an illiterate client at the point of sale
- Surveyors and valuers. For example, failing to identify dry rot and damp ingress in a block of flats
- Highway Engineers. For example, poor design of highway causing flooding to properties
Prior to joining Bindmans LLP , Tony worked for a Legal 500 regional law firm and, as part of a team, was involved in a number of reported cases including:
- Tame v Professional Cycle Marketing Ltd.  EWHC 3751 (QB) (19 December 2006): £3 million plus award at trial in a brain injury claim
- Cobham Hire Services Ltd v Eeles  EWCA Civ 204 (13 March 2009): leading authority on interim payments in catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims
- Malasi v Ahmed  EWHC 4083 (QB) (5th December 2011): liability trial in a catastrophic RTA where the claimant cycled through a red light and collided with a taxi
What clients say
I had a personal injury case with Tony Taylor in 2012. During the process of my case, he was a consummate professional, forward thinking, and placed clients’ interest first at all time. He gave me always clear guidance whenever I had questions especially at critical stages. I could make the best decision because of his clear, professional, and genuine guidance. I never had any issue reaching out him anytime for his professional guidance. It’s not easy to find the true professionals in any professions but he is one of those who have got all the qualities that you hope for as your representative.– SH (2012)