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Inheritance law remains complex says Taylor&Emmet

A landmark decision determining the legitimacy of a mother’s will does not go far enough to clarify rules about providing for families, claims Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP.

The firm’s contentious probate expert, Alex Watkinson, welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Ilott v Mitson case, but felt more could be done to refine inheritance legislation.

He said: “The Supreme Court has provided useful guidance about the weight that should be attached to factors allowing people, such as spouses, cohabitants and children, to make a claim against an estate if they believe they do not receive ‘reasonable financial provision.’ However, there remains a wide degree of discretion, meaning a judge hearing a similar case could still come to a number of conclusions.”

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Taylor&Emmet tackles troublesome tenants

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is helping the region’s property professionals find out more about handling problem tenants.

The firm’s commercial property solicitors are hosting a free breakfast seminar to outline how landlords and agents can manage breaches of a tenancy agreement effectively.

Dealing with Problem Tenants will be held on Wednesday (March 8) at The Crucible’s Adelphi Room in the city centre from 8-10am. Led by Taylor&Emmet’s property litigation specialist, James Parden, the event will focus on issues such as damage to property, complaints from neighbours and managing intervention from the police and other agencies.

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Heir hunter boosts Taylor&Emmet probate team

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, is expanding its growing wills and probate department with the appointment of a specialist in complicated intestacy cases.

Trust and estate practitioner, Ben Brown, joins the firm to strengthen the services offered to local families and develop its extensive private client department.

Barnsley resident, Ben, worked previously at Elmhirst Parker in his home town and will be based at Taylor&Emmet’s city centre headquarters. He brings a wealth of expertise in matters handled by beneficiary tracing organisations, helping to prove relatives’ entitlement to the estates of individuals who died without making a will and then making a claim.

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Key promotion boosts Taylor&Emmet employment team

A major promotion at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, is enhancing the employment law and HR support it offers to businesses and individuals.

Respected employment law specialist, Tom Draper, has been made a partner and head of department after 10 years with the firm.

Having joined Taylor&Emmet to complete his legal training, Tom will now seek to grow the employment team, building on the quality advice for which it is renowned both locally and nationally, in sectors including construction, the motor trade and education.

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Taylor&Emmet dances into action for abuse victims

A group of family law experts from Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP have donned their dancing shoes to show love and support for female victims of violence.

The firm’s family law team joined organisations across the city at a Valentine’s Day Flash Dance in the Peace Gardens to demand an end to the abuse and exploitation of women.

An hour-long celebration of music and dance was held at lunchtime as part of the V Day campaign organised by global movement, One Billion Rising. It was one of a series of events taking place across the UK and comprised music from a samba band, dance displays and a collective rendition of the ‘Break the Chain’ routine.

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