Alex has been leading Fountain Court’s clerking team since 2008. He has day-to-day responsibility for the clerking of Fountain Court’s most senior silks, with the assistance of Luke Diebelius. Alex also oversees and has overall responsibility for the clerking of Chambers as a whole. He is centrally involved in the management of Chambers as well as building and maintaining relationships with our clients both domestically and internationally.
After being shortlisted for the previous 4 years, Alex received the award of Senior Clerk of the Year 2018 from Legal 500. Excellent client attention and a highly efficient bespoke clerking service have been hallmarks of Alex throughout his four decade career. This has been recognised by the two principal legal directories, which have consistently reported on the positive impact that Alex and the clerking team have had and the high standards of service that they deliver. Under Alex’s leadership Fountain Court has received a number of awards including:
- Commercial Litigation Set of the Year 2018 from Legal 500,
- Banking Set and Professional Negligence Set of the Year 2017 from Chambers & Partners
- Chambers of the Year and Commercial Set of the Year 2016 from Chambers & Partners
- Halsbury Legal Award for Best Business Development Team 2014,
- Chambers of the Year 2010 from both Legal Business and The Lawyer
Alex is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks having gained a distinction in their exams and served as a member of the Management Committee for a number of years. He was one of the original members of the Bar Council’s CFA Panel, which he served on until 2008.
He is also a contributing co author of chapter dealing with Practice Management and Business Development in the recently published book “The Independent Bar – Insights into a Unique Business Model”.
Chambers and Partners
“Under the leadership of the vastly experienced Alex Taylor the team ‘goes well beyond what you might normally expect.’”
“The clerking team, led by Alex Taylor, is responsive, efficient and attuned to the needs of clients.”
“Alex Taylor’s team of clerks is wonderful. They’re always on time, polite and approachable. The whole set-up is great. You know you’re getting quality from the second you speak to a clerk to the moment you walk out of the trial.”
“The clerking team, which is led by senior clerk Alex Taylor, is extremely responsive. I’ve worked with them for many years, and they always make good recommendations. You can always rely on their advice.”
“What I particularly like about the clerking team, led by Alex Taylor, is the way they get alongside my colleagues here so the client gets the benefit of an integrated team.”
“Alex Taylor and the rest of the clerks are extremely efficient and very responsive.”
The Legal 500
“Senior clerk Alex Taylor is ‘a banjo-thumping superstar’ and ‘an example to all’.”
“They are responsive and you always can trust what they say; they never oversell and know their tenants ’ experience inside out.”