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Two New Equity Partners Promoted

We are welcoming two experienced solicitors into our most senior ranks.

Clinical Negligence specialist, Paul Fouad and Contentious Probate specialist, Alex Watkinson, have become the latest experts to join the firm’s equity partnership.

Former Taylor&Emmet trainee, Paul Fouad, qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and was offered a position in our clinical negligence team. He was subsequently promoted to associate in 2011 and became a partner two years later. Not only is Paul highly respected in his field, but he is also our training principal, mentoring our solicitors of the future.

Relative newcomer, Alex Watkinson, joined Taylor&Emmet in 2015 to head up our new contentious probate department. He has made a significant impact in a short space of time, creating a highly successful niche team of seven, which enjoys an excellent reputation within the region and beyond.

Management board member, Neil Riley, said: “Paul and Alex are excellent solicitors who have demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to the firm and its continuing success. They bring a great deal of experience to our equity partnership and will be a valuable addition to our decision-making team.”

We have also promoted licensed conveyancer, Stacey Crane, to associate. The residential property specialist qualified in 2007, whilst working at the firm and is currently heading up the conveyancing department at our new Rotherham office.


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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