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First director of IT welcomed to the team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our first director of IT, who will help shape and lead Taylor&Emmet’s future.

Experienced IT specialist, Nigel Hoar, will be responsible for driving improvements in communication, transaction speed and data security.

After years of running his own consultancy, assisting a wide and varied client base across the UK – including Taylor&Emmet – Nigel has relocated from Shropshire to South Yorkshire to take up his new role.

He said: “Having studied at the University of Sheffield, I’ve been drawn back to the city many times, particularly since working for Taylor&Emmet. It is a pleasure to join the team permanently and I am excited to have the opportunity to help support our next stage of growth, by leveraging the new world of IT open to the legal sector.”

We have created the director of IT position, following a rapid period of expansion, which has seen the introduction of a new Rotherham office and investment in larger premises in Dronfield. In order to reflect the vital role technology has to play, as part of our current and future business strategy, Nigel has also joined the management board.

Neil Riley, one of our management board members, said: “We are experiencing unprecedented change in the way the legal profession relates to clients and having the right technology in the right place, at the right time, is vital if we are to continue to exceed service expectations. Investing in expert inhouse IT support will allow us to protect our interests and the highly sensitive nature of the work we undertake, whilst retaining our position as one of the leading firms in the region.”


Taylor&Emmet LLP is one of the leading and most successful law firms in the South Yorkshire region, a position it has held for nearly 150 years. This success has been achieved by delivering the highest quality legal advice to business and private clients, many of whom have remained with the firm for generations.

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