Fountain Court Chambers

London & Singapore

Alex Taylor

Alex has led Fountain Court’s clerking team since 2008. Alongside the overall supervision of the clerking team, he has day-to-day responsibility for the clerking of Fountain Court’s most senior silks, with the assistance of Luke Diebelius. 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 four years, Alex was named ‘Senior Clerk of the Year’ at The Legal 500’s 2018 awards.

Excellent client attention and a highly efficient and bespoke clerking service are Alex’s hallmarks and have been throughout his five-decade career. Under Alex’s leadership Fountain Court has received a number of awards including:

  • ‘Professional Discipline Set of the Year’ 2019, Chambers Bar Awards
  • ‘Banking Set of the Year’ 2018, Chambers Bar Awards
  • ‘Commercial Litigation Set of the Year’ 2018, The Legal 500 Awards
  • ‘Banking Set of the Year’ and ‘Professional Negligence Set of the Year’ 2017, Chambers Bar Awards
  • ‘Chambers of the Year’ and ‘Commercial Set of the Year’ 2016, Chambers Bar Awards
  • ‘Chambers of the Year’ 2010, both Legal Business and The Lawyer

He is a contributing co-author of a chapter dealing with Practice Management and Business Development in The Independent Bar – Insights into a Unique Business Model.

RECOMMENDATIONS

“Senior clerk Alex Taylor “represents the absolute very best the Temple has to offer. He seemingly works 24 hours a day.”
Chambers & Partners

“Alex Taylor is simply London’s best Head Clerk, no arguments.”
The Legal 500

“Alex Taylor is the most knowledgeable, reliable and trustworthy clerk in London. His client service is second to none, he always delivers and never overpromises. He is a credit to Fountain Court.”
The Legal 500

“I think the clerks are great, responsive and professional. Alex Taylor is a strong head clerk and very commercial.”
The Legal 500

“Alex Taylor and Sian Huckett offer a first class clerking service.”
The Legal 500

“Senior clerk Alex Taylor is the best clerk in the City by a country mile. He has thirty or forty years of understanding of the Bar and what people need from barristers. He never oversells a barrister’s availability and gives you honest messages. A lot of Fountain Court’s success is down to him.”
Chambers & Partners

“The very strong clerks’ room is led by Alex Taylor, who is known for being in the very front rank of clerks. “You get a personal touch with him even though he is handling a very big set.” “He fully understands the concerns of those that instruct him and is just the best at maintaining solicitor relationships.”
Chambers & Partners

“Alex Taylor is head and shoulders above all other clerks in London. Nobody has his knowledge of the market. He commands the respect of barristers and instructing solicitors alike and is always one step ahead of the market.”
The Legal 500

“Excellent clerking – Alex Taylor is the top clerk in London.”
The Legal 500

“Excellently led set with Alex Taylor being the best senior clerk in the City for quite some time now.”
The Legal 500

“The senior managing clerk is Alex Taylor, who is acknowledged to be in the premier league in terms of his experience and capabilities.”
Chambers & Partners

“Senior clerk Alex Taylor ‘runs a tight ship with supervision from top to bottom; nothing comes as a surprise or too difficult for him to deal with and he understands the importance of relationships’”
The Legal 500

“Alex Taylor who leads the clerking team is really good. He looks after you well and gives you honest feedback. He’s a real plus point for the chambers.”
Chambers & Partners

“The ‘highly responsive’ clerks’ room is ‘exceptional’ and able ‘to provide various solutions demonstrating incredible commercial awareness’. The team is led by ‘fantastic’ senior clerk Alex Taylor, who is ‘a very real asset to chambers’.”
The Legal 500

“The set’s director of clerking, Alex Taylor, is held in high esteem by solicitors, who describe him as “an absolute star and a straight shooter who is a delight to work with.” He oversees “a clerking room which operates particularly well, and provides a very reliable service.” Taylor “brings an added professionalism and responsiveness to the clerking team and is known for his user-friendliness.” Such is the “energy and knowledge” demonstrated by him and his fellow clerks that one commentator stated: “The clerks here don’t just go the proverbial extra mile, they go an extra 20 miles.”
Chambers & Partners

“The clerks are all approachable, down to earth and very responsive. They provide a quick turnaround on work. Alex Taylor leads the team. He is applauded for his accessibility, promptness of response and willingness to really get to know all of the people concerned with the many cases they are dealing with.”
Chambers & Partners

“Senior clerk Alex Taylor is ‘a banjo-thumping superstar’ and ‘an example to all’.”
The Legal 500