Neil Taylor BDS, LLB, Dip LP

Head of Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07577 486909

Neil Taylor - Taylor Defence Services

Neil Taylor is qualified in Dentistry, Law and a retired five year member of the Faculty of Advocates. Neil qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 1991 from the University of Glasgow. Whilst in practice as a General Dental Practitioner for 13 years Neil obtained a Law degree in 2003, with an interest in pursuing a career in medico-legal/dento-legal work.

Neil obtained a diploma in legal practice and after a period as a solicitor he embarked upon a one year devilling course at the Faculty of Advocates. Neil called to the Scottish Bar as an Advocate in 2007. Neil was instructed by Insurance companies and solicitors in the Court of Session, High Court of Justiciary, Appeal Courts and Sheriff Courts on a regular basis, defending clients' interests.

Neil is an excellent defender with an extremely high success rate. In order to provide a service to dentists in Scotland Neil has resigned from the Bar. With the unique qualifications that Neil has, he is an excellent defender, mediator, negotiator and mitigator. Neil's main interests are fraud, negligence, professional misconduct, regulation and statutory interpretation.

Neil has unparalleled qualifications and experience in dental legal advice and assistance.


Stuart Anderson

Operations Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07500 868 777

Stuart began his professional career in business in 1999, as Senior Business Relationship Manager for Royal Bank of Scotland, followed by a role as Director of Business Development with Bank of Scotland.

Stuart has been Operations Director within a number of dental corporates since 2009.

Stuart joined TDS in October 2017 as Operations Director, bringing a wealth of experience to the team. Stuart is our first point of contact for prospective clients, and is more than happy to discuss all aspects of the service provided by TDS.


Victoria Holden

Senior Dental Advisor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07802 693734

Victoria Holden | TDSVictoria qualified in 1999 from Sheffield University and has worked in general dental practice ever since. She has been practising at The Briars Dental Centre in Newbury since 2007. Since graduating she has been awarded the MFGDP(UK), Diploma in Implant Dentistry and the Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and more recently an LLM in Medical Law from Northumbria University. She has experience as an expert witness in both clinical negligence and Fitness to Practise cases.

With her clinical background and legal experience Victoria is ideally placed to advise on dental queries and concerns.


Claire Walsh BDS, MML, Dip FMS

Dental Adviser
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0141 772 0178 (ext 304)

Claire Walsh graduated in Glasgow in 1993, and she gained clinical experience as an associate in corporate practice in Glasgow for 15 years, with occasional sessional commitments over the same period at Glasgow Dental Hospital for emergency treatment provision. She then took up a role as Clinical Director for Integrated Dental Holdings' Scottish practices, assisting dentists with all aspects of clinical governance, compliance with NHS regulations and patient management. 

Claire's most recent experience is as an Associate Dentolegal Adviser/Dentolegal Consultant with Dental Protection, gaining extensive experience in the handling of clinical negligence claims in several jurisdictions.

Claire completed postgraduate studies in Forensic Medical Sciences and Medical Law. She was active in local and national dental politics/committees early in her career, and for many years contributed a regular column in the Scottish Dental Magazine.

Claire is now a Dental Adviser with TDS.