Aaron Taylor

Staff details

Position Associate Lecturer
Department Law
Email law (@gold.ac.uk)
Aaron Taylor

I'm a barrister in full-time practice at Fountain Court Chambers. My practice covers art law, commercial disputes, banking and financial services, energy, aviation, civil fraud and business crime.

My main academic interest is in the law relating to financial wrongdoing, from commercial fraud to the criminal and regulatory law governing bribery, market abuse, and money laundering.

I'm also interested in the market in art and antiquities - including attribution and authenticity in art sales, the law of auctions, and combatting fraud and money laundering in the art market - and in the legal questions raised by new technologies such as blockchain contracts and cryptoassets.

I teach a range of topics across the LLB Law programme - including the economic torts, equitable and contractual remedies, and criminal fraud - and lead a branch of the Department's 'Law and Policy' Clinic, on the law relating to fraud and corruption.

Academic qualifications

  • BA History, University of Bristol (First; top of year) 2013
  • BA (MA) Law, St Edmund's College, Cambridge (Double First) 2015
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (postgraduate), Keble College, Oxford (Distinction) 2016

Teaching and Supervision

Further profile content

Professional projects

I am the founding editor of Financial Wrongs, an online resource and blog on the law relating to fraud, financial crime, and corruption.

I'm also a member of the Serious Fraud Office 'C Panel' of Counsel authorise to be instructed by the SFO on international proceeds of crime cases.

From October 2018 to March 2019, I was a Judicial Assistant at the Commercial Court (a branch of the High Court) in London. I was Judicial Assistant to Mr Justice Teare for the trial of Danilina v Chernukhin [2019] EWHC 173 (Comm) and several shorter hearings, and to Mr Justice Butcher for the trial of TGTL v CATS North Sea [2019] EWHC 1220 (Comm).

Pro Bono

I chair the trustees of Food Behind Bars, the UK's only charity devoted to improving the quality of food served in prisons in England and Wales.

I'm a panel member of Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit).