|No. of offices||22|
|No. of attorneys||900|
|No. of employees||1,450|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
UK Managing Partner, Tim EylesUK Senior Partner, Adam Marks
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Taylor Wessing LLP is an international law firm with 22 offices internationally. The Firm has around 300 partners and 1450 employees worldwide.
Taylor Wessing began life in 1782 as a firm run by a sole practitioner, Thomas Smith. The first Taylor joined him as a partner in 1788. From 1805, the original Taylor then practised on his own until he died in 1822.
By then another partner, Jacob Mould had joined and the firm continued under various names, usually incorporating the name "Taylor" until 1832 when the first Taylor's son (Taylor II) joined as a partner. The firm was then known as Mould Taylor & Co.
Mould departed shortly afterwards and the firm became Parker, Taylor and Rooke. From 1848, Taylor II practised on his own until 1866 when his son, Taylor III joined him, the firm becoming known as R.S. Taylor & Son. He was joined by the first Humbert in 1879, the firm becoming R.S. Taylor Son & Humbert. This name was streamlined to Taylor & Humbert forty years later.
Taylor & Humbert merged with Parker Garrett in 1982, becoming Taylor Garrett. The firm then merged with Joynson-Hicks in 1989, calling itself Taylor Joynson Garrett. In 2002 Taylor Joynson Garrett and German law firm Wessing merged to become Taylor Wessing. In March 2012 RHT Law in Singapore formally joined Taylor Wessing (RHTLaw Taylor Wessing) and in May 2012 Austrian firm e|n|w|c merged adding a further eight offices over six new jurisdictions. The firm has been using the name "Taylor" for 231 years.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Taylor Wessing sponsors London's National Portrait Gallery yearly Photographic Portrait Prize, having done so since 2008. Taylor Wessing's relationship with the Gallery began in 2005 with their sponsorship of The World’s Most Photographed.
- "National Portrait Gallery". Taylor Wessing. Retrieved 2 April 2013. "Taylor Wessing has a long-standing relationship with the National Portrait Gallery and we are immensely proud to sponsor the Photographic Portrait Prize, which is one of the most internationally recognised competitions in the photographic world. ... Our relationship with the Gallery has grown and evolved since we first sponsored The World’s Most Photographed in 2005."