We pride ourselves in providing personal representation to our clients in a difficult period in their life. At Taylors Solicitors, you are guaranteed to be dealing and speaking with the David Taylors’ only.
David A. Taylor Snr is the founding principal of Taylors Solicitors and was the sole practitioner until he was joined by his son in 2006. He was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1970 after completing his Articles of Clerkship with Truman Nelson Norman & Howard of Sydney under his Master Solicitor, John Howard (the 25th Prime Minister of Australia).
Mr Taylor subsequently worked in private practice in Sydney whilst between 1975 and 1979 served on the Waverly Council. David Snr became Mayor of the Municipality of Waverly in 1977. Also in 1977, for his services to the community he was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal.
After serving on the Council, David Snr moved from Sydney to Brisbane in the early 80s and was admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland in 1984. Since this time David Snr has been responsible for many high profile civil matters and handled thousands of claims. This includes successfully appealing to the High Court of Australia on behalf of a client in 1991, a rare feat for a sole practitioner.
Until early 2007, David Snr served as a Queensland solicitor representative on a Committee within the Law Council of Australia.
David Snr continues to act as the principal of Taylors and maintains his reputation of being a formidable “old school” advocate.
David J. E. Taylor,Jnr was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2006. Mr Taylor Junior joined the firm after undertaking his legal training with well-respected Gold Coast based firm Gall Standfield and Smith Solicitors.
Moving to the Gold Coast in 2001, David Jnr attended Bond University where he completed a combined Law/Arts Bachelor’s Degree with majors in Journalism and Criminology and a Master’s Degree in Law with a specialisation in Legal Practice. David Jnr also undertook part of his legal studies on a scholarship with the prestigious Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada. It was at this university where David Jnr was lucky to be taught from one of his father’s professors from Sydney, despite a 35 year gap between degrees.
Mr Taylor Jnr provides consultant legal services to a select number of clients in regards to various civil legal matters, with a special interest in dispute resolution, legal advocacy and strategic legal planning. In addition, Mr Taylor Jnr is also a Mediator trained under the Australian National Mediator Standards and is available to act as an independent mediator.
Between 2009 and 2016, David Jnr served as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of CuDeco Ltd, an ASX listed top 200 company. In early 2016, David stepped down from that role to seek election to represent the people of Division 10, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach and Bundall at the Gold Coast City Council election.
Now David Jnr is sharing this corporate knowledge and advocacy skills with clients throughout Queensland.
If you are interested to learn more information about Taylors Solicitors or you want to review judgments or cases we have been involved with, please call us on (07) 3229 1266 to speak directly to our personal injury lawyers.