“Chris Tayton is very good, thorough and professional at his job.”
The Legal 500
Chris Tayton is a partner in the dispute resolution team, advising on all types of commercial disputes, including public procurement, product liability, IT and IP, as well as commercial agency disputes.
Chris is frequently recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of the legal guides , including Chambers and Legal 500 for his focus on IT, intellectual property and product liability matters.
His insightful expertise ensures practical and cost-effective solutions to achieving clients’ objectives, from reaching an early amicable resolution, to issuing legal proceedings for urgent protection.
Clients include a wide range of businesses, from international shipping companies to local businesses and, as well as advising on all types of commercial disputes.
Commercial Agents Regulations
Advised many principals and commercial agents on their rights and duties under the Regulations. This has included acting on a successful international arbitration brought against a Swedish listed company leading to a multi-million pound award, and defending a UK plc against a substantial claim for compensation brought by a disgruntled former agent.
Extensive experience advising the legal and commercial issues confronting IT dispute suppliers, software and hardware designers, as well as businesses using these services.
Judicial review and public procurement challenges
Advises businesses and public authorities on public procurement challenges and judicial reviews, including defending a local authority against a judicial review of their decision made in respect of a Foundation School and challenging a decision made by the Welsh Government to award a high value services contract.
Experienced in acting for manufacturers/suppliers on product liability claims including product recalls, as well as consumers and customer seeking redress for defective products.
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- 10 October 2022
- Litigation and dispute resolution
Increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system
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- 14 September 2022
‘Quiet Quitting’: Time to reset working practices?
The controversial practice of ‘quiet quitting’ in the workplace has recently hit the headlines, but what does it mean, and will it have long-lasting effects?
- 13 September 2022
Coping with bereavement in the workplace
The UK is currently in a period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September. It is due to come to an end on 19 September, when the Queen is laid to rest at a state funeral.
- 12 September 2022
Supporting employees through the cost of living crisis
As many businesses were beginning to return to normality after the COVID-19 pandemic, they are now facing a new challenge in supporting staff through the cost of living crisis.
- 07 September 2022
Settlement agreements: Least burdensome rule
When is senior executive is offered a ‘without prejudice’ severance package through a settlement agreement the primary focus of both parties is usually on the money. What is a reasonable (or sufficiently attractive) sum to pay to the executive in order to quickly resolve whatever destabilising situation has arisen?