64 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XG
DX: 50250 Lewes 4
Tel: 01273 480510
Fax: 01273 483179

Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor

Called 1998   |   Email: ltaylor@westgate-chambers.co.uk

Linda is a conscientious, through, experienced advocate. She combines her excellent negotiation and advocacy skills with a cool, calm approachable demeanor which clients and advocates alike can relate to. Above all Linda remains god humoured even in a crisis!” (Family Law)

Excellent advocate, thorough and very much liked by clients” (Family Law Solicitor)

A fab result and really happy about this! Linda was fab again!” (Anti-Social Behaviour Officer)

Areas of Practice

Linda predominantly practices in family law and in particular is experienced in children law. Linda represents children (including separately represented children), parents. other relatives and local authorities in public (emergency protection, care, secure accommodation, placement and adoption) and private (child arrangement, prohibited steps, specific issue, parental responsibility, change of name, removal from the jurisdiction and special guardianship) law applications. Linda has extensive experience of complex cases including non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, FII and cases with an international element.

Linda also undertakes housing law work and has experience in possession proceedings brought on the grounds of rent arrears, breach of tenancy agreement and anti-social behaviour.

Linda acts in cases where injunctive relief is sought in family and civil jurisdictions and is also able to accept instructions for Domestic Violence Protection Orders in the Magistrates Court.

Linda is trained and registered to undertake direct access work.

Linda has a reputation for her conscientious and thorough preparation and this together with her approachable, sensitive and empathic manner enables her to quickly win the confidence and trust of clients, especially parents. Linda gives sound advice tailored to the needs of the client to ensure that it is clear and easy to understand.

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Birmingham 1987
MSc (Oxon) 1990
CQSW 1990
Post Graduate Diploma in Law/ CPE (College of Law) 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies/ BVC (ICSL/ City University) 1998

Additional Information

Linda’s first professional qualification is a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW). As a social worker she worked initially with vulnerable adults, including those with mental health issues, learning and/or physical disabilities before moving to work in child protection and childcare. Linda undertook s47 child protection investigations, carried out parenting assessments, assessments of kinship carers, and assessments of prospective adopters and acted as lead social worker in a number of care proceedings. Linda’s previous experience gives her a unique insight and experience in care proceedings.

Other Interests

Linda enjoys travel and, pursuant to the only new year resolution she has managed to keep, visits a new country every year. Time permitting Linda enjoys reading, country strolls with friends and, preferably, a pub lunch, and is endeavoring to learn to play the banjo.