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Taylor&Emmet welcomes Bryony to Bakewell

Taylor&Emmet LLP is expanding its commercial property team to strengthen the legal advice it provides to North Derbyshire’s rural businesses.

Bryony Shaw joins the Sheffield-based solicitors to take on a mixed workload of commercial work at the firm’s Bakewell office.

She will be assisting Taylor&Emmet’s commercial property partner in Bakewell, George Thomson, on new and existing matters for a wide range of organisations based in and around the popular market town.

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Taylor&Emmet probate team welcomes expert duo

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is further expanding its extensive private client department with the addition of two specialist solicitors.

The firm has appointed Richard Barlow and John Tunnard to its probate and contentious probate teams respectively, to meet demand from clients and ambitious growth targets.

Partner, Richard Barlow, joins Taylor&Emmet from Banner Jones in Chesterfield. He handles all wills and probate matters, including tax planning and brings more than 18 years’ experience to the firm. He said: “The opportunity to work with such respected colleagues was too good to pass up and so far, it has exceeded expectations. This is the perfect place to reconnect with my Sheffield contacts and progress within a department that is developing rapidly.”

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New equity partners secure Taylor&Emmet future

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is promoting two key members of its personal legal services team to equity partner.

Respected solicitors, James Drydale and Neil Riley, are the only employees to be accepted into the firm’s most senior ranks in almost ten years.

Conveyancing specialist, Neil, joined Taylor&Emmet in 2006 and has worked at all of its offices, except the most recent addition in Bakewell. His popularity with clients and industry knowledge has seen him rise quickly, securing promotion to associate only a year after his appointment and being made a partner in 2012.

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Inheritance law remains complex says Taylor&Emmet

A landmark decision determining the legitimacy of a mother’s will does not go far enough to clarify rules about providing for families, claims Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP.

The firm’s contentious probate expert, Alex Watkinson, welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Ilott v Mitson case, but felt more could be done to refine inheritance legislation.

He said: “The Supreme Court has provided useful guidance about the weight that should be attached to factors allowing people, such as spouses, cohabitants and children, to make a claim against an estate if they believe they do not receive ‘reasonable financial provision.’ However, there remains a wide degree of discretion, meaning a judge hearing a similar case could still come to a number of conclusions.”

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