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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.”

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.”

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.”

New Taylor&Emmet litigator boosts business services

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is strengthening the support it offers to local companies, with the appointment of a new litigation specialist.

Solicitor, Adam Hollis, joins the firm’s business legal services team to handle a full range of commercial disputes, from critical matters to everyday cases.

Adam worked previously at Chesterfield firm, Elliot Mather, where he spent the last six years undertaking general litigation. He said: “Joining Taylor&Emmet is a great opportunity for career progression and I am looking forward to working within a specialist commercial team for a broad cross-section of clients.”

Taylor&Emmet bags chance to defend award title

The conveyancing experts at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP are one of six teams from across the county in the running for a prestigious legal accolade.

The firm has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Legal Awards’ residential property category for a second time, after emerging victorious last year.

Taylor&Emmet will not only be defending its title, but also representing Sheffield, as it is the only finalist from the city. The winner will be decided by a panel of legal specialists and announced at a black-tie awards dinner, held at New Dock Hall in Leeds on October 12.

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