John Taylor QC has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, including banking, financial services, professional negligence, aviation, commercial fraud, company and insurance. His work includes appearing in international commercial arbitrations and market tribunals as well as in overseas jurisdictions.
Recent banking litigation includes the interest rate swaps and LIBOR litigation, credit card interchange fee disputes and the PPI litigation. Recent commercial practice has involved acting in several cases for private equity investors in disputes with the vendors of large corporates, including allegations of negligently inaccurate accounting and breaches of tax and accounting warranties.
John has recently advised on and appeared in cases raising issues of contractual frustration (Natixis v Famfa Oil  2 WLUK 330), MAC clauses in the light of governmental sanctions, and the effect of the Coronavirus on a share sale price adjustment mechanism.
Recent professional negligence claims include acting for liquidators in a High Court claim against a big 4 accountancy firm arising out of the collapse of a lending business and a claim against a City firm of solicitors concerning inadequate security taken for the deferred consideration payable under a share sale agreement.
John’s aviation practice covers aircraft leases, financing, sales, design, manufacture and insurance. Recent practice includes the Court of Appeal test case concerning the EC denied boarding and delay regulation (Blanche v easyJet  EWCA Civ 69). John’s cases frequently involve regulatory matters – including FCA and hearings before Tribunals such as the London Metal Exchange disciplinary panel.
Called to the Bar 1993. Silk 2013. Admitted to the DIFC Courts, Dubai.
Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; British Association for Sport and Law.
Contributor to 'The Law of Bank Payments' (5th ed, Sweet & Maxwell 2018); contributor to 'Carriage by Air' (Butterworths).
Born 1968. Cambridge University MA 1st class.