We are strengthening our services to local businesses and land owners with the appointment of an experienced commercial property specialist.

Richard Whiteley is joining the team based at our Arundel Gate headquarters to offer advice on complex and commercial property matters of all sizes.

Dronfield-based Richard has spent the last 15 years at Ellis-Fermor Negus, where he spearheaded the opening and growth of its Belper office.

He said: “Having established myself in Derbyshire, it was a big decision to move into a new market, but the opportunity at Taylor&Emmet was too good to pass up. I had encountered the firm in previous transactions and admired its efficiency and professionalism. The business legal services team has a breadth of expertise only usually found in larger practices and I look forward to playing an integral role in its future success.”

Richard’s broad remit will include commercial property cases of all types, from helping business owners purchase premises, to negotiating leases on industrial units and the sale of multi-plot development sites.

Neil Riley, our head of real estate, added: “I would like to welcome Richard to the firm. His commercial acumen and approachable nature are already proving popular with clients and I have no doubt he will quickly build a reputation for excellence within the Sheffield city region. He is a great addition to our commercial property team.”

Click here to read Richard’s profile or find out more about our commercial property services..