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Taylor&Emmet recruitment reaches record high

New business is fuelling recruitment at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, with rising staff numbers accounting for 60% of all appointments this year.

Of the 38 employees who joined the firm in 2018, 23 have filled new positions created to meet increasing demand for its personal and business legal services.

This record level of recruitment due to growth is double that experienced by Taylor&Emmet in 2017 and reflects the significant gains made across all departments, as part of its ambitious expansion plans. The trend is set to continue next year as the firm looks for new markets, most notably launching a Rotherham office in January.

Employers welcomed at Taylor&Emmet review of year

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is inviting local business owners and HR professionals to a round-up of the major changes to employment laws this year.

The firm’s specialist employment team will be hosting their Annual Employment Law Update on December 6 to reflect on recent legal developments affecting people managers.

Held at the Crucible Theatre’s Adelphi Room in Sheffield city centre, the free breakfast seminar will outline employment law highlights during 2018, on a month-by-month basis and preview what is around the corner for 2019. Delegates will also have an opportunity to raise topical queries with Taylor&Emmet’s head of employment law, Simon Brian and his team.

Taylor&Emmet keeps Legal 500 success in the family

The family law team at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, has retained its top spot in The Legal 500 for the third consecutive year.

Ranked in tier one, Taylor&Emmet’s divorce and childcare experts are described by the industry guide as a “highly regarded team” that “handles a full range of matters.”

Department head, Michaela Heathcote is praised, alongside colleague, Lucy Rodgers, for “negotiating financial remedies in complex divorce matters, often for high net worth individuals.” Childcare specialist, Pat Wotherspoon and mediator, Fay Bunting, are also recommended.

Taylor&Emmet invests in new business talent

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is appointing two highly regarded young solicitors to strengthen the services it offers to local businesses.

Nicola Keith and Tom Haywood have joined the firm’s commercial property and corporate law teams respectively.

Having worked previously at Larken and Co. in Newark for two years, Nicola has relocated to Sheffield to join Taylor&Emmet. She will be working on a wide range of commercial property matters and assisting head of department, Richard Kay, on large or complex cases.

Taylor&Emmet hails success of Dronfield Investment

Taylor&Emmet LLP is celebrating the success of its move to larger premises in Dronfield, after matters handled in the last 12 months have risen by 33% on the year before.

The Sheffield-based solicitors are benefiting from a three-fold increase in office space, which has enabled extra staff to be recruited to meet local demand for its services in the town.

In the year since the move, additional residential conveyancing and probate teams have been introduced in Dronfield, with both departments experiencing a 25% rise in the number of cases opened. The firm has also recruited the first family law specialist to be based permanently in the area and Rachel Barlow has already assisted 98 clients from across North East Derbyshire with issues concerning divorce and separation.