Jennifer Newstead Taylor

Year of Call: 2003


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  • 'Very good eye for detail, very measured and she is very reasoned in her approach.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Tax
  • 'Jennifer is a safe pair of hands.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Insolvency
  • Tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Commercial Litigation
  • 'Jennifer is a fluent and highly competent advocate who demonstrates command of the material. She is skilled at cross-examination and is is able to manage unexpected questions from the bench without breaking stride.'

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Chancery, Probate and Tax
  • Tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Company and Insolvency
  • 'Jennifer is a great advocate, has strong command of the documentation and is very client and user-friendly.'

    'She is calm under pressure and able to deal with difficult issues that arise during hearings.'

    'Jennifer is very thorough and extremely well prepared. Her delivery is clear and easy to follow and she has a meticulous approach to cross-examination.'

    Chambers and Partners (2023) - Tax
  • Jennifer is knowledgeable and approachable. She is not daunted by cases with difficult issues and limited prospects.'

    The Legal 500 (2023) - Company and Insolvency
  • 'Jennifer is always very well prepared and has a good eye for detail. She has a very calming and measured approach to cases, as well as superb insight into difficult legal problems.'

    The Legal 500 (2023) - Chancery, Probate and Tax
  • "User-friendly and responsive. Experiences in complex director disqualification cases and provides clear, practical advice."

    The Legal 500 (2022)
  • 'Regularly top of the list when choosing counsel'

    The Legal 500 (2021) - Company & Insolvency
  • ‘Jennifer adds true value to any legal team and impresses with a willingness to go the extra mile alongside a meticulous and commercial approach.’

    The Legal 500 (2021) - Commercial Litigation
  • 'Jennifer knows her key clients inside-out so her advice is decisive and can be immediately applied.'

    The Legal 500 (2021) - Commercial Litigation
  • ‘Tackles unusual cases with ease.’

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Education

BA English Studies, University of Nottingham First Class
MA Nineteenth Century Culture & Society, University of Nottingham
PgDip Law, University of West England, Distinction
BVC University of the West of England, Very Competent
Prince of Wales Scholarship


Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Regional A Panel - 2007, 2012 & 2018


  • 'Very good eye for detail, very measured and she is very reasoned in her approach.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Tax
  • 'Jennifer is a safe pair of hands.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Insolvency
  • Tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Commercial Litigation
  • 'Jennifer is a fluent and highly competent advocate who demonstrates command of the material. She is skilled at cross-examination and is is able to manage unexpected questions from the bench without breaking stride.'

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Chancery, Probate and Tax
  • Tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Company and Insolvency
  • 'Jennifer is a great advocate, has strong command of the documentation and is very client and user-friendly.'

    'She is calm under pressure and able to deal with difficult issues that arise during hearings.'

    'Jennifer is very thorough and extremely well prepared. Her delivery is clear and easy to follow and she has a meticulous approach to cross-examination.'

    Chambers and Partners (2023) - Tax
  • Jennifer is knowledgeable and approachable. She is not daunted by cases with difficult issues and limited prospects.'

    The Legal 500 (2023) - Company and Insolvency
  • 'Jennifer is always very well prepared and has a good eye for detail. She has a very calming and measured approach to cases, as well as superb insight into difficult legal problems.'

    The Legal 500 (2023) - Chancery, Probate and Tax
  • "User-friendly and responsive. Experiences in complex director disqualification cases and provides clear, practical advice."

    The Legal 500 (2022)
  • 'Regularly top of the list when choosing counsel'

    The Legal 500 (2021) - Company & Insolvency
  • ‘Jennifer adds true value to any legal team and impresses with a willingness to go the extra mile alongside a meticulous and commercial approach.’

    The Legal 500 (2021) - Commercial Litigation
  • 'Jennifer knows her key clients inside-out so her advice is decisive and can be immediately applied.'

    The Legal 500 (2021) - Commercial Litigation
  • ‘Tackles unusual cases with ease.’

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Jennifer Newstead Taylor specialises in Business and Property with a specific emphasis on Insolvency, Tax and Commercial Litigation.

Insolvency
Jennifer has a wide range of advisory and advocacy experience in both personal and corporate insolvency.

Corporate Insolvency setting aside statutory demands, contested winding up petitions, injunctions restraining presentation and/or advertisement of petitions, transaction avoidance, s.216 applications (prohibited names), administration orders and extensions of administration orders and directors disqualifications.

Personal Insolvency bankruptcy orders following failed IVAs, contested bankruptcy petitions, annulment applications, suspensions of discharge, bankruptcy restriction orders, orders for possession and sale and transaction avoidance.

Tax
Jennifer conducts interim and final MTIC tribunal hearings and successfully represented the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the case of:
H S Tank & Sons Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2012) [2013] UKFTT 777 (TC)

She also undertakes VAT tribunal hearings on substantive issues and costs.

Commercial
Jennifer’s commercial practice involves advisory and advocacy work across all aspects of the commercial arena. Jennifer regularly acts in contractual disputes ranging from banking disputes, the sale and supply of goods, construction contracts, debt and consumer credit.


Away from work, Jennifer enjoys literature, theatre, cinema and sport although her young children ensure that most of her ‘free’ time is otherwise occupied.

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Pyramid Distribution Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2020] UKFTT 27 (TC)
(January 2020; Judge Malek sitting as a Judge in the First-Tier Tribunal Tax Chamber)

Rarter Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2020] UKFTT 464 (Tc)
(November 2020; Judge Fairpo sitting as a Judge in the First-Tier Tribunal Tax Chamber)

Scoggins v Revenue & Customs  [2021] UKFTT 315 (TC)
(May 2021; sitting as a Judge in the First-Tier Tribunal Tax Chamber)

Mainpay Ltd v Revenue and Customs [2021] UKUT 270 (TCC), [2021] STI 2671, [2021] STC 2310, [2021] BVC 516
(November 2021; Mr Justice Mellor and Judge Brannan sitting in the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial v Selby & Others [2021] EWHC 3261 (Ch)
(December 2021; Judge Prentis sitting as a Judge in the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts)

JLM Global Foods Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2016)
[2016] UKFTT 304 (TC)

Andrew Scullion v Revenue & Customs Commissioners sub nom Andrew Scullion v Director of Border Revenue (2016)
[2016] UKFTT 111 (TC)

Mark Littler v Director of Border Revenue (2016)
[2016] UKFTT 94 (TC)

Leicester Express Logstics Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2015)
[2015] UKFTT 476 (TC)

Armstrong v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2014)
[2014] UKFTT 720 (TC)

H S Tank & Sons Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2012)
[2013] UKFTT 777 (TC)

Peter Taylor v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2012)
[2012] UKFTT 588 (TC)

The Hira Company Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2012)
[2012] UKFTT 610 (TC)

Begum v Gerrard
[2006] BPIR 1351, ChD

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