Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

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Chris Tayton

"Chris Tayton is very good, thorough and professional at his job." Legal 500 

Chris Tayton is a partner in the dispute resolution team, advising on all types of commercial disputesincluding 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. 

IT disputes 

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. 

Product Liability 

Experienced in acting for manufacturers/suppliers on product liability claims including product recalls, as well as consumers and customer seeking redress for defective products.