mesothelioma - asbestosis - NIHL - HAVS - Expert Witness
Ken Taylor - Expert witness
Mesothelioma, Diffuse Pleural Thickening Asbestosis and Lung Cancer (caused by exposure to asbestos).
NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss - i.e. deafness caused through exposure to noise)
HAVS (caused through operating vibrating tools/machines).
Ken is a forensic engineer and has been instructed as an expert witness in many personal injury cases since 1975 but now only accepts asbestos, noise and hand arm vibration injury disease cases.
Almost all cases are by instructions as a Single Joint Expert, therefore, there is an approximate split of 50/50 between Claimant and Defendants. In most cases there are several defendants.
He served an indentured apprenticeship with a contractor and also studied both construction and
engineering, becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and later a European Engineer (Eur Ing). He became Chief Engineer with a large local authority.
Ken has attended High Courts, Crown Courts, County Courts and Magistrates' Courts and also Arbitrations to give evidence.
In 1968 he formed a Consulting practice and was involved in the design and supervision of many building services contracts with 45 Engineers located at his offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Burnley.
Professional qualifications include Eur Ing, CEng, FCIBSE, FSOE, FIPlantE, FCIPHE, RP, FCMI, FRSA, MASHRAE (USA), MAE.
Justice of the Peace from 1983 to 2011 and Chairman in Adult, Youth, Family and Domestic Violence Courts.
Visiting lecturer from 1989 to 2009. Listed in Debrett's and Marquis Whos Who (USA) and Freeman City of London.
Chairman NW Region of CIBSE. Bronze Medal from CIBSE and Silver Medal from Institute of Hospital Engineers and Institute of Estate Management.
Author of text book 'A Guide for the Expert Witness', co-author of the Plant Engineers' Reference Book and its USA version, and many published technical papers (see professional background page for details).
Speaker on industrial diseases at Lawyers CPD conferences.
- Turnaround time for providing reports is February 2019 at present - except mesothelioma when priority will be given to treat these cases much more quickly.
- Before setting cases down for trial where Ken will be called to give oral evidence, please obtain an unavailability list to ensure that he will be free to attend court.
- When dates are fixed, to avoid date clashes, Ken invites a witness summons from instructors for him to be sure to be able to attend trial.