Winner in the Children’s Rights category at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) Awards 2019.
Edward has developed a niche practice acting for unaccompanied asylum seeking minors whose age is disputed by the Home Office and/or Social Services. He acted in the significant Judicial Review case of AS v Kent CC  UKUT 446 and is now recognised as a leading practitioner in this area.
He adopts a client-focused approach and prides himself on making a real difference to people’s lives.
Edward has considerable High Court experience and also awaits decisions in two important cases in the Court of Appeal. He has also achieved success in complex possession, homelessness and disrepair cases, and was recently recognised as a “key figure” in this area by a recommendation in the Legal 500 directory.
Edward regularly represents clients with mental health difficulties and has experience working alongside the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee. He also often represents clients facing the loss of their homes at the Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court duty desk scheme.
Member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA) Junior Executive Committee. Edward is frequently invited to speak at conferences and assists the careers team at the University of Law, by speaking at panel events.
In his spare time, Edward enjoys camping and travelling, if he can drag himself away from his cases!
What professionals say about Edward:
Tessa Buchanan, Garden Court Chambers:
“Ed is an outstanding solicitor with an impressive dedication to his clients. He is extremely bright, very well-organised, and highly capable. It is always a pleasure to work with him.”
Ian Wise QC, Monckton Chambers:
“It’s a pleasure working with Ed. He has a maturity and judgment well-beyond his years and gives his all to his clients.”
What clients say about Edward:
“If I ever need legal advice again I would definitely be contacting Edward Taylor I would trust him with my life!”
“Thanks again for all your hard work and effort in getting me the compensation. Your professionalism and legal advice has been exemplary and first class hence the result we have been able to achieve. Rest assured I will be recommending you to anyone that requires your legal knowledge.”
AS v Kent CC  UKUT 446, which determined the unreliability of dental evidence in the age assessment process.
ZN v BA (2019) CLCC, HHJ Luba QC, Legal Action June 2019, where ZN was awarded £20,461 following landlord harassment and non-protection of tenancy deposit.
Troy Guiste v Lambeth LBC  EWCA Civ 1758, which provided clarification in relation to the vulnerability test in homelessness cases.