Taylor Hampton is a specialist litigation and immigration law firm based in the heart of London, directly opposite the Royal Courts of Justice. We are a pioneering and ambitious firm with a single-minded approach: to help our clients succeed.
We offer a complete range of litigation services to our clients, whether private or commercial. We have a particular expertise in media litigation (libel, privacy, confidentiality and phone hacking) and have won five awards in this sector in 2017. We are also experts in commercial litigation.
The firm also has a specialist UK immigration service and has expertise in immigration to Australia. Our belief is that you cannot provide effective legal services without building strong relationships. From our experience, it is not just about knowing the business, but also about understanding the people behind the enterprise and the team that makes it successful.
The firm is also highly active within the British Chinese community and works closely with Chinese abroad.
Taylor Hampton represents a range of clients, from A-list celebrities to small and large businesses.
We pride ourselves on listening to our clients’ personal and/or commercial objectives and ensuring that these objectives are met at every stage of our instructions.
UK immigration & Visa services
Taylor Hampton’s immigration team consists of highly experienced legal advisers, who offer thorough and robust advice and thrive on the ability to get the desired results for clients. We provide assistance on all aspects of UK immigration law, offering practical and focused solutions for private individuals and, when required, attendance at appeals and court cases. Our multilingual lawyers hold extensive experience in all commercial and private immigration matters, and provide our clients with the personal attention they require with experienced advice and effective guidance. Our immigration team has strong connections with a number of leading immigration barristers, including Queen’s Counsel. We have particular expertise in complex personal immigration matters for high net- worth individuals; in particular Tier 1 investors and entrepreneurs. Where possible, we try to offer a fixed-price fee structure that is cost-effective. Our experienced immigration team is able to provide advice on the following:
Litigation involving the Chinese Community
Taylor Hampton has a dedicated litigation team aimed at the Chinese Market. We would be delighted to discuss any claims or contentious matters involving the Chinese community both in the UK and internationally.
Taylor Hampton is proud of its premier litigation service and we have enormous experience and expertise in taking legal action and resolving commercial disputes. We are also experts in media law and frequently bring proceedings to protect our clients’ reputations, amongst other things.
We understand a claim may arise in a multitude of ways and, whether it is a dispute involving a commercial contract, business competition, or financial institution, our litigation solicitors are able to assist you and take you through the complicated and daunting legal process.
Our expertise includes the following areas:
We will investigate whether you already have insurance in place to cover any legal fees. We may be able to assist in particular cases (especially involving the media) in acting for you on a “no win no fee” basis. The introduction of these agreements has ensured access to justice, regardless of income.
The United Kingdom lays great emphasis on the importance of upholding the rule of law and international obligations. Developing economies, like the so-called BRIC nations, are also working hard to emphasise their willingness to provide a rule of law framework for business; none of which is as long-standing, consistent, sustainable and developed as the legal framework in the UK.
Our litigation team sees many Chinese clients and international businessmen wishing to bring their disputes to the UK Commercial Courts. When deciding on where to trade and grow their business, the rule of law can be a pivotal consideration. Our litigation team is also experienced in acting for claimants wishing to serve claims outside the jurisdiction.
Where appropriate, we favour alternative forms of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Our long experience means we know what to expect and how to achieve results. We never lose sight of the importance of customising our approach to the needs of our clients, whether they are a large corporate or a private individual. We seek to obtain the optimum outcome for our clients.
Our Chinese litigation specialist can guide you through the complexity of legal proceedings and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Taylor Hampton is recognised as a leader in defamation, privacy, phone hacking and internet litigation. Cases in which the firm has acted led to the closure of the News of the World and the establishment of the Leveson inquiry. In addition to its media practice, the firm is also a specialist in commercial disputes, immigration and family law (including international cases).
The firm is at the forefront of the phone hacking litigation and continues to be heavily involved in ongoing phone hacking claims against News Group and Mirror Group Newspapers, having acted in the landmark claim or Gulati v News Group Newspapers which led to the highest awards to date of privacy damages at trial.
“Taylor Hampton solicitors are among the small number well known to this court as practitioners in the field of media law.”
Former High Court Judge
UK Immigration & Visa Services
Taylor Hampton’s expert immigration lawyers are here to advise and help you with all your immigration needs. Whether you are a business wanting to bring your employees to the UK, a student seeking to study here, if you want to work in the UK or bring your family to join you, we can help.
The UK has a complex immigration system and it is set to become even more complicated with stringent requirements being imposed on those wanting to immigrate here. It can be daunting to navigate alone, so let our experienced team help you. We can advise on immigration issues, from which visa you require, through to leave to remain, permanent residence and even full UK citizenship.
It is important to note that the government is set to toughen up rules on immigration, so it’s vital to get advice before making your plans.
We guarantee to understand your needs and guide you through the bureaucracy of pursuing your application. Working together we can make a success of your plans to live in the UK.
The UK is set to leave the EU in 2019, potentially ending free-movement throughout Europe, so it is important to regulate and confirm your immigration status in the UK. Many EU migrants, who have lived in the UK for several years, have not become British citizens, or regulated their status here, not least because it has not been necessary.
Now, things have changed and the situation for non-UK citizens is uncertain. We recommend that you regulate your status in the UK as soon as possible. You can talk to our expert immigration lawyers about your situation and they can advise and help you through the complicated application process.
Based in the heart of London, directly opposite the Royal Courts of Justice, we are easy to get to, so get in touch and speak to our approachable and friendly lawyers about your requirements. We have an experienced team of immigration lawyers, some of whom speak Cantonese, Mandarin and Polish, who are here to help you every step of the way.