Richard Taylor is one of the UK’s leading commercial and intellectual property (IP) lawyers, with a particular focus on advice and transactions in the life science sector.

For over 25 years Richard has advised multinationals, SMEs and public bodies on IP-heavy deals and disputes. Richard’s clients benefit from the range and depth of Richard’s experience across IP, regulation, competition, data, software, supply-chain, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

In 2021 Richard lead a team that was shortlisted for ‘Life Science Team of the Year’, supporting Unilever in its global response to the Covid pandemic across 40+ jurisdictions (British Legal Awards 2021).

Richard is a well-known speaker and writer on IP, commercial and life science law and a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Outside the law, Richard is a successful author, television and radio broadcaster, known in particular for his histories of churches. He has saved the life of at least one client (