Debbie Taylor is a barrister specialising in Family Law, Elder Law and Human Rights. She has particular interest in mental health related public and private law cases and in the financial and other abuse of the elderly and vulnerable.
She has 26 years’ experience as a barrister in England and in WA. She has appeared as an advocate before Courts and Tribunals in both jurisdictions and as an expert witness as to Australian and English domestic law in several jurisdictions. She was described as a leader in the field of Family Law (Chambers and Partners Directory, London) for several years because of her expertise in international child abduction cases and private international law.
Debbie Taylor was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1984. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1990. She has been head of department at Legal Aid in Perth and in general common law chambers in London.
From 2009 -2014 she was Senior Member and Head of the Human Rights Stream at the State Administrative Tribunal (WA). She has been a part-time Tribunal Judge in England since 2007.
In 2012 she was the Western Australian Women Lawyers’ Senior Woman of the Year.
She joined Francis Burt Chambers in 2016.
Date of admission: 1990 (WA), 1984 (England & Wales)
Qualifications: BA, Diploma in Law
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