D Taylor

David Taylor

Year of Call: 2020

Black Chambers


LL.B (Hons), University of Glasgow

Dip.LP, University of Glasgow

Special interests


Health & Safety

Professional liability and regulation


Stable telephone number

0131 260 5829

Lee-Anne Black

Steven Burns


David graduated with honours from Glasgow University in 1987.

In 1997, he set up his own practice, Taylor & Kelly, which subsequently became the leading firm for issues arising from prisoner's rights. In 2004 he was granted rights of audience in the High Court of Justiciary. Subsequently based in Edinburgh, he practised extensively in the Court of Appeal before joining Crown Office in 2012 as an Advocate Depute, where he served until 2019. During his time as an Advocate Depute, David prosecuted exclusively in the High Court, including drugs, rape and murder cases.


Napier v Scottish Ministers 2005 1 SC 229

Burzala v HMA [2007] HCJAC 67, 2008 SLT 61, 2008 SCCR 199

Logan v Speirs (PF Hamilton), Beattie v Welton (PF Jedburgh), [2008] HCJAC 61, 2008 SCCR 815

Niblock v HMA [2010] HCJAC 21, 2010 SCCR 337

Blockley v PF Cupar [2013] HCJAC 2, 2013 SCCR 181