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Taylor&Emmet probate team welcomes expert duo

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is further expanding its extensive private client department with the addition of two specialist solicitors.

The firm has appointed Richard Barlow and John Tunnard to its probate and contentious probate teams respectively, to meet demand from clients and ambitious growth targets.

Partner, Richard Barlow, joins Taylor&Emmet from Banner Jones in Chesterfield. He handles all wills and probate matters, including tax planning and brings more than 18 years’ experience to the firm. He said: “The opportunity to work with such respected colleagues was too good to pass up and so far, it has exceeded expectations. This is the perfect place to reconnect with my Sheffield contacts and progress within a department that is developing rapidly.”

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New equity partners secure Taylor&Emmet future

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is promoting two key members of its personal legal services team to equity partner.

Respected solicitors, James Drydale and Neil Riley, are the only employees to be accepted into the firm’s most senior ranks in almost ten years.

Conveyancing specialist, Neil, joined Taylor&Emmet in 2006 and has worked at all of its offices, except the most recent addition in Bakewell. His popularity with clients and industry knowledge has seen him rise quickly, securing promotion to associate only a year after his appointment and being made a partner in 2012.

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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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