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Taylor&Emmet adds to growing childcare team

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has appointed a third Children Panel member to its burgeoning family law team.

Experienced childcare solicitor, Sarah Ewbank, has joined the firm to strengthen its capacity to represent children, parents and guardians in local authority care proceedings.

Only Children Panel members can act for children in public or private legal cases and are appointed by guardians. They hold the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation, which is the recognised quality standard, demonstrating commitment to a strict code of practice.

Taylor&Emmet reaches finals of probate awards

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP will be flying the flag for Yorkshire at a prestigious national awards ceremony, highlighting achievements in the wills and probate sector.

The firm is the only representative from the white rose county shortlisted in the Solicitor Firm of the Year (North) category at this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards.

Three solicitors are vying for the accolade, with Taylor&Emmet lining up alongside firms from Manchester and Cheshire. The winner will be announced on October 18 at a ceremony held at Ardencote in Warwickshire, hosted by broadcast journalist, Jennie Bond.

Childcare expert joins Taylor&Emmet family

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is strengthening the services it offers to South Yorkshire families by expanding its team of childcare specialists.

The firm has appointed James Gascoigne, an experienced solicitor with Children Law Accreditation, qualifying him to act for parents, family, foster carers and children themselves.

James joins Taylor&Emmet from the Rotherham branch of Howells Solicitors and will be handling all types of childcare cases, from care proceedings to advice about adoption and social services involvement before a matter reaches court. He has specialised in childcare law for three years, after handling wider matrimonial matters since qualification.

Taylor&Emmet makes noise about whistleblowing

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, are highlighting the serious and costly impact whistleblowing can have on local organisations.

The firm’s employment law specialists are inviting business owners and managers to a free seminar explaining how to handle such incidents correctly.

Held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, ‘A Whistleblowing Masterclass’ will run from 8-10am on Thursday September 20. Training will be led by Taylor&Emmet’s head of employment law, Simon Brian and will cover the disclosures protected by law, possible claims and compensation, as well as practical tips to help to avoid claims.

Rural expert boosts Taylor&Emmet's Bakewell team

Taylor&Emmet LLP is expanding its Bakewell office with the appointment of a business legal specialist who has a passion for all things agricultural – especially cows!

Natalie Linehan has joined the Sheffield-based solicitors to handle commercial property matters, particularly in relation to agricultural law, such as land sales and lease renewals.

Having worked previously in the legal department at Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Natalie will be helping Taylor&Emmet meet growing demand for its commercial property services in the Peak District. She will be liaising closely with Bakewell-based partner, George Thomson, on a wide range of cases, many of which have an agricultural focus.