Robyn Taylor

Robyn Taylor

Background

Robyn is a solicitor in our London Bridge office. She joined DPG as a trainee in January 2017 assisting Louise Whitfield and Sasha Rozansky with a wide range of complex litigation across public and private law matters up to the Supreme Court. She has worked on a number of high profile cases involving claims of discrimination, breaches of the Human Rights Act and systemic challenges including in R (Steinfeld & Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development (about civil partnerships for opposite sex couples) and R (BA) v Secretary of State for Health (about organ transplants for patients without immigration status in the UK).

Prior to joining DPG, Robyn worked as a paralegal at a large charitable foundation tackling climate change and child poverty. Robyn very much values the work of charities, Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations, community groups and NGOs in defending and advancing human rights and works collaboratively with these organisations in order to ensure the best outcome for our clients.

Expertise

Robyn’s main area of work is in discrimination law. A key focus for Robyn is the advancement of the civil rights of Deaf and disabled people and children. Robyn recognises the value of working with campaigners and understanding the wider strategic importance of legal challenges while delivering the right results for individual clients. She has successfully acted for our disabled clients on a wide range of cases including against the DWP and transport providers, amongst others. She is keenly aware that for many disabled people, bringing a legal challenge is not simply about obtaining a financial settlement – it is about creating change. Her increasingly broad practice in this area involves challenges against local authorities, care homes, the hospitality industry and various government departments on behalf of disabled clients.

Alongside her work on discrimination, Robyn also acts on migrant support and community care matters and has been instructed on a number of successful legal cases against the Home Office and various local authorities.

Robyn is a DPG discrimination law supervisor. She regularly attends the Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation Legal Network and Discrimination Law Association meetings. She is also a member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Example cases and Press:

Equality Act claim against the DWP after one of their officials was shown to have called our disabled client ‘a lying bitch’: Guardian article here.

R (Steinfeld & Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development (about civil partnerships for opposite sex couples)

R (BA) v Secretary of State for Health (about organ transplants for patients without immigration status in the UK)