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Taylor&Emmet opens doors to free wills advice

Taylor&Emmet LLP is inviting families from Sheffield and North East Derbyshire to drop in on its probate experts and find out all they need to know about making a will.

The firm is launching free surgeries at its Banner Cross and Dronfield offices to answer local residents’ questions about any type of wills and probate matter.

Commencing this week (March 5), the afternoon sessions will be hosted by specialist solicitors, Clare Davies in Dronfield and Natalie Sheldon at Banner Cross. They will run every Wednesday and Friday afternoon respectively, from 3-5pm.

Taylor&Emmet urges MP to fight for family law

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is calling on its local MP to help tackle shortfalls in the justice system affecting domestic abuse victims and separating couples.

Head of family law, Michaela Heathcote and partner, Lucy Rodgers, welcomed Sheffield Central MP, Paul Blomfield, to the firm’s Arundel Gate office to lobby on behalf of clients.

Mr Blomfield works closely with South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and was particularly interested in Taylor&Emmet’s concerns that frontline officers are unaware of the services offered locally to those who need a family injunction.

Law Society Vice President visits Taylor&Emmet

Taylor&Emmet LLP has welcomed the Law Society’s vice president to its offices in Sheffield, as part of a whistle-stop tour of the city.

Christina Blacklaws visited the firm to learn more about the legal landscape in the north and discuss key challenges local solicitors face.

Christina met with a cross-section of Taylor&Emmet staff, from equity partners to trainees, to find out more about the firm and its views on the issues she plans to focus on during her year as Law Society president, starting in July. These include diversity in the profession, women in leadership in law and the use of technology.

Taylor&Emmet expert STEPs up inheritance advice

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is strengthening its team of specialists who offer advice to local families about inheritance and succession planning.

Natalie Sheldon, from the firm’s Eccelsall Road office, has become the fifth Taylor&Emmet probate expert to achieve membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

The internationally recognised qualification enables Natalie to help clients decide how best to structure their finances to protect assets and benefit future generations. It has expanded her knowledge to include issues such as trusts, tax and philanthropic giving.

Taylor&Emmet expands Dronfield probate team

Taylor&Emmet LLP is welcoming a new wills and probate solicitor at its Dronfield office to extend the services it provides to North East Derbyshire residents.

Clare Davies joins the firm to offer advice on a wide range of probate matters, such as the preparation of wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and trusts.

Having worked previously at Bell and Buxton in Sheffield, Clare will be based permanently at Taylor&Emmet’s Dronfield office to meet increasing interest from clients. She said: “The firm has an excellent reputation for private client work and it feels great to be part of such a well-respected, ambitious team. Local people clearly want to use a local solicitor and I am enjoying getting to know them and becoming part of this busy, friendly town.”