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Taylor&Emmet unveils new Dronfield premises

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is moving to new, larger premises in Dronfield, after serving the town for a decade.

The solicitors’ new Sheffield Road office will be officially opened on Thursday (October 19) by Dronfield’s deputy mayor, Councillor Richard Welton.

Due to increasing demand for its services locally, Taylor&Emmet is expanding its floor space to accommodate more personnel and offer a wider range of in-house specialists. This includes the first dedicated family lawyer to be based in the town, plus additional residential property and probate experts.

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Taylor&Emmet family team retains Legal 500 top spot

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has maintained its tier one position in The Legal 500 for family law services – one of only three firms in the region to achieve the ranking.

The team is described by the industry guide, published today, as for some, the “best firm in Sheffield for family law.”

Taylor&Emmet’s family law head, Michaela Heathcote, is said to approach her work “with rigorous intellect and profound empathy,” whilst her colleague and Legal Aid champion, Lucy Rodgers, is regarded as “very personable, professional and knowledgeable.”

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Taylor&Emmet Hails Dronfield's First Divorce Doyen

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is introducing Dronfield residents to the first family law specialist to be based permanently in the North East Derbyshire town.

New recruit, Rachel Barlow, is joining the solicitors’ Dronfield office, to offer expert advice to local people on a wide range of issues relating to divorce and separation.

For the past eight years, Rachel has worked in a similar role at Banner Jones in Chesterfield, handling all types of family law matters, from domestic abuse to financial agreements. She said: “It is hugely exciting to become Dronfield’s first – and only – divorce specialist. I am very grateful to Taylor&Emmet for putting such faith in me and I am relishing the opportunity to use my expertise to expand our reputation in the area.”

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Taylor&Emmet Poll Reveals Will Reviews Overlooked

An online poll conducted by Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, has found the majority of people understand the importance of making a will, but not of keeping it updated.

The firm asked its Twitter followers how often they should update their will and 51% responded to say never, once it had been decided.

Richard Barlow, a probate expert at Taylor&Emmet, said: “We’re pleased the message about the need to make a will is getting through, but we were surprised so many people thought it didn’t need updating. There are a number of milestones in life that can affect who you wish to inherit your assets and it is important the instructions you leave reflect your current circumstances.”

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Taylor&Emmet Recruits Talented Dealmaker

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, is welcoming a new specialist solicitor to its business legal services division, to meet growing demand for its corporate advice.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is joining the firm to handle all types of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

Having worked previously in a similar role locally, Ryan will be using his industry experience and regional knowledge to help businesses of all sizes strike effective deals. He said: “I am pleased to join a firm with such an excellent reputation and high calibre clients. The scope and variety of matters I will encounter and the opportunities for career progression are both very exciting.”

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