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Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is welcoming a new wills and probate specialist to its Ecclesall Road team, to enhance the services it offers to residents in the west of the city.

Natalie Sheldon joins Taylor&Emmet to increase the firm’s capacity for probate work and meet growing demand for its services in the Banner Cross area. 

Expert solicitor, Natalie, worked previously at Lincolnshire firm, Sills and Betteridge, where she completed her legal training, qualifying in June last year. She will be undertaking a wide range of private client cases, from drawing up wills to the management of deceased estates.

Taylor&Emmet joins support dog's pack

Staff at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, are going barking mad for this year’s annual charity.

The firm is pledging its backing during 2016 to Support Dogs, which provides, trains and supports specialist assistance dogs for those with autism, epilepsy and physical disability.

Taylor&Emmet will be organising a series of fundraising events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness of its chosen charity. The team kicked off with a dress down day in January and a raffle at its annual dinner, raising £257 to date.

Last year, Taylor&Emmet fundraised for Rain Rescue, donating £2,000 in December to help the animal shelter continue saving the lives of South Yorkshire’s abandoned dogs and cats. It has run its annual charity initiative for a number of years, supporting a wide range of causes, from local hospice, St Luke’s to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Taylor&Emmet team reaches all time high

Taylor&Emmet LLP is proving there is strength in numbers, after staff levels at the Sheffield solicitors surpassed 200 for the first time in its 130 year history.

The firm has created nine jobs in the last two months alone and is expecting this growth to continue, as it looks to fulfil 12 existing vacancies, some of which are also new roles.

Taylor&Emmet’s recruitment drive is in response to increasing interest in its personal and business legal services. Its residential conveyancing team in particular is experiencing a significant rise in demand, resulting in the appointment of an entirely new team, due to start in August, comprising a solicitor, legal assistant and secretary.

Queries about divorce and separation increased by 41% in the first working week of the new year at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP.

The firm took a total of 31 calls from local people wanting initial advice about the breakdown of a relationship, compared to a weekly average of 22 during 2015.

Similar increases were seen in email enquiries and traffic to the family law pages of Taylor&Emmet’s website, where visitors can also access information about the options open to divorcing couples.

Michaela Heathcote, Taylor&Emmet’s head of family law, said: “The Christmas period puts immense strain on relationships and as a consequence, we see enquiries about divorce and separation peak in the first working days after the holidays. Making a break is a big decision and can be traumatic for everyone, especially children, so it is important to do your research and seek honest, practical advice about the options available.”

Taylor&Emmet rebrands Bakewell office

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, will be changing the name of its Bakewell office – currently known as Cockertons – in the New Year.

From January 4, the Peak District branch will carry the Taylor&Emmet signage to complete its integration with the rest of the firm.

The merger of Bakewell stalwart, Cockertons, with Taylor&Emmet two years ago, has already increased the range of legal services available to the town’s residents and businesses. The firm is now introducing new branding to strengthen its identity in Derbyshire, creating clear links with other offices in Sheffield and Dronfield.