Taner went to school in Mill Hill, North London (1982-1987 Belmont School; 1987-1992 Mill Hill School).

After obtaining an LLB(Hons) 2:1 law degree in London (1992-1995); Taner went to bar school (1995-1996) and was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 1996.

Taner then did pupillage (apprenticeship to become a barrister) and practiced as a self-employed barrister in chambers litigating cases in the courts of England and Wales, including the Court of Appeal for ten years.

Taner went back to university in 2004-2005 and obtained a merit in his diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College in London and obtained a distinction in his dissertation on the subject of appeals on a question of law under section 69 of the English Arbitration Act 1996. This dissertation then formed the basis of an article that was published in the International Arbitration Law Review.

From 2005-2007 went to King’s College London and obtained a merit in his MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. He was awarded the Bickerdike-Allen prize for the best performance of the MSc first-year taught modules. 

Taner was later invited back to King’s to become a dissertation supervisor and to lecture on the MSc course.