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Taylor&Emmet invests in new Rotherham office

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is expanding its reach across the region by opening a new office in the heart of Rotherham.

The investment is part of the local solicitors’ ambitious growth plans and takes its number of offices in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to five.

Based at 15 High Street in the town centre, Taylor&Emmet’s Rotherham premises are now open with the installation of residential conveyancing and family law teams, including mediation and childcare specialists. The firm’s full range of business and personal legal services will be accessible, however, as space is available for members of other departments to meet clients by appointment.

Extra grief ahead for bereaved warns Taylor&Emmet

From April this year, a stepped fee structure is being introduced for Grant of Probate applications, increasing the costs to executors of the largest estates from £155 to £6,000.

Hannah Montague, a specialist wills and probate solicitor at Taylor&Emmet, said: “The problem is, executors need to pay the court fee, before money can be reclaimed from an estate. This will be a huge burden under the new system if you have a wealthy relative, but little in the way of funds yourself. Borrowing money may be the only option available to some.”

Currently, a Grant of Probate is required to administer an estate of more than £5,000, costing executors £215, if they are handling it themselves, or £155 if they instruct a solicitor. From April, charges will only apply to estates of more than £50,000, but the new fee structure will mean dealing with a large inheritance, results in an equally large bill.

Taylor&Emmet recruitment reaches record high

New business is fuelling recruitment at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, with rising staff numbers accounting for 60% of all appointments this year.

Of the 38 employees who joined the firm in 2018, 23 have filled new positions created to meet increasing demand for its personal and business legal services.

This record level of recruitment due to growth is double that experienced by Taylor&Emmet in 2017 and reflects the significant gains made across all departments, as part of its ambitious expansion plans. The trend is set to continue next year as the firm looks for new markets, most notably launching a Rotherham office in January.

Employers welcomed at Taylor&Emmet review of year

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is inviting local business owners and HR professionals to a round-up of the major changes to employment laws this year.

The firm’s specialist employment team will be hosting their Annual Employment Law Update on December 6 to reflect on recent legal developments affecting people managers.

Held at the Crucible Theatre’s Adelphi Room in Sheffield city centre, the free breakfast seminar will outline employment law highlights during 2018, on a month-by-month basis and preview what is around the corner for 2019. Delegates will also have an opportunity to raise topical queries with Taylor&Emmet’s head of employment law, Simon Brian and his team.

Taylor&Emmet keeps Legal 500 success in the family

The family law team at Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, has retained its top spot in The Legal 500 for the third consecutive year.

Ranked in tier one, Taylor&Emmet’s divorce and childcare experts are described by the industry guide as a “highly regarded team” that “handles a full range of matters.”

Department head, Michaela Heathcote is praised, alongside colleague, Lucy Rodgers, for “negotiating financial remedies in complex divorce matters, often for high net worth individuals.” Childcare specialist, Pat Wotherspoon and mediator, Fay Bunting, are also recommended.