Robert Taylor - Solicitor
Robert was Barclay Taylor's Practice Principal Director from 2009 - 2013. He was called to the Bar in 2001, cross qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and specialises in media law.
Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Robert was a professional scriptwriter, writing numerous episodes of ChuckleVision and the sitcom Out of Tune. Robert also worked in partnership with Rory Clark on Farcical Films creating comedy shows and projects throughout the 90s.
Robert maintains a strong interest in creative rights and was formerly Chair of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. He is a member of the Board of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe and regularly lobbies the European Commission and Parliament on copyright issues. Robert is a member of the Notting Hill Chapter of BNI and was Chapter Director between April and October 2010.
Robert brings a genuinely creative mind to legal problems and enjoys getting stuck in to contentious disputes or difficult negotiations.
Robert continues the Barclay Taylor practice as a Consultant at Cubism Law and welcomes enquiries from new and former clients.
Nicki Barclay - Consultant
No longer a practising solicitor but a consultant, Nicki practised employment and company/commercial law from 2001 until the end of 2012. Her previous careers included public and voluntary sector work, as well as private sector work in PR and media, providing an excellent background for employment and commercial law. In addition Nicki established and successfully ran businesses both in the UK and abroad –including relocating one business from Belize to Jamaica.
Nicki set up the firm in early 2006 and spent the next few years building up the client base. In December 2009, Nicki handed over the firm to Robert and spent 3 years working as a part-time consultant solicitor providing legal services through Barclay Taylor. In November 2012, Nicki retired as a solicitor altogether and now provides strategic advice as a business consultant not a practising solicitor, referring any actual legal work to Barclay Taylor (now Cubism Law).
the small but perferctly formed firm!