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Taylor&Emmet makes five star promotions

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is kicking off the new financial year with a raft of promotions, recognising the established and emerging talent across its personal legal services teams.

The firm is adding a new member to its partnership and promoting four solicitors to associate.

Residential conveyancing specialist and head of Taylor&Emmet’s Dronfield branch, Sarah Gaunt, has become an equity partner, to acknowledge the significant contribution she has made to the firm since joining as a trainee in 1998. She also runs her department’s new homes section and works with a number of housing associations.

Taylor&Emmet team limbers up for namesake 10k

Sporty solicitors from Taylor&Emmet LLP are putting their mouth where their money is and taking to the streets of Dronfield for this weekend’s annual 10K, sponsored by the firm.

Nine members of the team will be lining up alongside the thousands of hardy runners taking part in the 2018 Taylor&Emmet Dronfield 10K on Sunday (March 18).

The group comprises members of the firm’s Sheffield city centre, Ecclesall Road and Dronfield offices, with various levels of experience and ability. For legal assistant, Gabriella Lathbury, it will be her inaugural race event, but she will be supported by more experienced colleagues, including probate partner, Chaanah Patton, who is returning to running after a break of several years.

Taylor&Emmet opens doors to free wills advice

Taylor&Emmet LLP is inviting families from Sheffield and North East Derbyshire to drop in on its probate experts and find out all they need to know about making a will.

The firm is launching free surgeries at its Banner Cross and Dronfield offices to answer local residents’ questions about any type of wills and probate matter.

Commencing this week (March 5), the afternoon sessions will be hosted by specialist solicitors, Clare Davies in Dronfield and Natalie Sheldon at Banner Cross. They will run every Wednesday and Friday afternoon respectively, from 3-5pm.

Taylor&Emmet urges MP to fight for family law

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is calling on its local MP to help tackle shortfalls in the justice system affecting domestic abuse victims and separating couples.

Head of family law, Michaela Heathcote and partner, Lucy Rodgers, welcomed Sheffield Central MP, Paul Blomfield, to the firm’s Arundel Gate office to lobby on behalf of clients.

Mr Blomfield works closely with South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and was particularly interested in Taylor&Emmet’s concerns that frontline officers are unaware of the services offered locally to those who need a family injunction.

Law Society Vice President visits Taylor&Emmet

Taylor&Emmet LLP has welcomed the Law Society’s vice president to its offices in Sheffield, as part of a whistle-stop tour of the city.

Christina Blacklaws visited the firm to learn more about the legal landscape in the north and discuss key challenges local solicitors face.

Christina met with a cross-section of Taylor&Emmet staff, from equity partners to trainees, to find out more about the firm and its views on the issues she plans to focus on during her year as Law Society president, starting in July. These include diversity in the profession, women in leadership in law and the use of technology.