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Daniel Taylor

Barrister | Call 2022


Daniel practices in all areas of family law. Within public and private children proceedings Daniel has worked on cases involving multi-day fact finding hearings with serious allegations of domestic abuse (including physical abuse, sexual abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour) and parental alienation. Daniel also has experience of private children disputes involving international abduction, relocation, the urgent return of children who have been retained after contact as well as intra-jurisdictional disputes.

Daniel is sought after for his ability to quickly build a rapport with clients as well as his sensitive and measured approach to cases.



Daniel joined Coram as a tenant after successful completion of his pupillage in October 2022 under the supervision of Sophie Hill, Alison Easton and Kieran Pugh.

Daniel has conducted matrimonial finance proceedings throughout their life-span. His cases have involved pleadings as to conduct, material non-disclosure, assets held abroad and the inclusion of non-matrimonial property.

Daniel has a particular specialism and interest in surrogacy disputes and alternative family cases, having focussed on the law relating to such issues in both his undergraduate and post-graduate studies.

Practice areas

Public Law Children

Private Law Children

International Family Law

Alternative Families

Human Rights

Court of Protection

Before joining chambers

Daniel obtained a first in law at Oxford – ranking within the top ten in his year and receiving the joint highest mark in the subjects of jurisprudence and medical law. He later achieved a “distinction” on the Oxford Bachelor of Civil law. Daniel received Exeter College’s prize for the top results in law finals and was subsequently awarded the college’s most prestigious scholarship for full Bachelor of Civil Law funding.

Whilst at university he co-founded Oxford Students for the Human Rights Act and launched Patchwork, an underground club night donating all profits to a range of charities. Daniel received the Gray’s Inn most prestigious award, the Bedingfield scholarship, for study on the Bar Vocational Course.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Daniel worked for a range of legal organisations including the Islington Law Centre, the Refugee Information Bus, and Refugee Legal Support – Athens, where he worked as a caseworker for six months on asylum and family reunification applications. Daniel also spent a year as the judicial assistant to the Senior President of Tribunals, Sir Ernest Ryder. In 2019, Daniel won the LSE Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot.

Education and professional memberships

BA Jurisprudence (English Law with Law Studies in Europe – Italian Law) (Distinction) – University of Oxford

Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) – University of Oxford

Family Law Bar Association



Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)

Tobias Law Prize (Oxford)

Fitzgerald Prize (Oxford)

Amelia Jackson Studentship (Exeter College)


English (native)

French (proficient)

Italian (advanced intermediate – B2)

Spanish (advanced intermediate – B2)

Portuguese (basic)