The Team

Julian Taylor Solicitor


Partner and Founder

Julian qualified as a solicitor in 1990. Before launching Julian Taylor Solicitors he set up and ran a highly successful employment department in a leading law firm with offices in London and the Thames Valley.

Legal 500 2022 refers to his “intellectual rigour, commercial awareness, responsiveness, commitment to clients, and a lovely calm manner.”

The Legal 500 2019 quotes his clients as saying “‘leading light’ Julian Taylor is a ‘delight to work with’, with ‘excellent client care skills and a sharp eye for detail’. He is renowned for his work on contentious matters in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court, and has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving restrictive covenants."

“The practice is led by the 'calm, measured and pragmatic' Julian Taylor.”

Chambers 2021 reports that Julian “is a well-regarded employment practitioner recognised for advising his clients on an array of HR-related disputes as well as negotiating senior employee exit terms. He is additionally adept at handling unfair dismissal claims and is noted for his experience of contractual issues and post-termination restrictive covenants.” It quotes clients as saying, "He has great commercial experience and knowledge." "Julian is very personable, always very professional and prompt in all responses. He understands our business and our culture very well, takes time to understand our preferred outcomes and gives us thorough advice."

Julian conducted the following leading cases:

Latchman v Reed Business Information Ltd [2002] ICR 1453 – Disability discrimination

MacCulloch v Imperial Chemical Industries plc [2008] IRLR 846 – Age discrimination

CVS Solicitors & Anor v Van Der Borgh UKEAT/0009/13/KN – Employee/worker

Paula Rome



Paula qualified as a solicitor in 1993. Before joining Julian Taylor Solicitors she led the Thames Valley employment team of a leading national law firm and prior to that ran the client training function for a leading employment firm based in London and Oxford. Paula specialises in collective consultation issues including TUPE and trade union issues including advocacy at Tribunal and Central Arbitration Committee hearings. Recently she has advised clients on gender pay and other inclusion projects.

The Legal 500 2019 describes her as "highly regarded for CAC hearings, high-profile exits, non-contentious trade union work and work related to corporate clients".

Jayne Sinclair

Jayne Sinclair


Qualifying as a solicitor nearly 20 years ago, Jayne advises both employers and employees on a wide range of employment and HR related matters including  contracts, redundancies, performance management and misconduct. She advises senior executives on all matters relating to their employment from their initial offer and contract through to disputes, dismissals and severance packages.

Jayne’s advice is practical and relevant, taking into account the nature of the legal issue and the desired outcomes of her client. She understands that no two matters are the same and takes time to understand her client’s needs and work with them, often during difficult times – whether it be of a personal or business nature.

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