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Taylor&Emmet hails success of Dronfield investment

Cllr Richard Welton (centre) opens Taylor&Emmet's new Dronfield office a year ago, with partners, John Outram and Sarah Gaunt.

Taylor&Emmet LLP is celebrating the success of its move to larger premises in Dronfield, after matters handled in the last 12 months have risen by 33% on the year before.

The Sheffield-based solicitors are benefiting from a three-fold increase in office space, which has enabled extra staff to be recruited to meet local demand for its services in the town.

In the year since the move, additional residential conveyancing and probate teams have been introduced in Dronfield, with both departments experiencing a 25% rise in the number of cases opened. The firm has also recruited the first family law specialist to be based permanently in the area and Rachel Barlow has already assisted 98 clients from across North East Derbyshire with issues concerning divorce and separation.

Sarah Gaunt, head of Taylor&Emmet’s Dronfield office, said: “It is hard to believe a year has passed since we moved to our new Sheffield Road premises, but I am pleased to say it was well worth the effort. We knew the appetite for our services was there and this has been borne out by the number of cases we’ve opened since the introduction of more staff.”

Taylor&Emmet’s new three storey office was opened in October last year by Dronfield’s deputy mayor, Councillor Richard Welton. The move came a decade after the firm first took up residence in the town and signified its continued commitment to the area.

Sarah added: “We now have three meeting rooms and more carparking space, making it easier for colleagues from our Sheffield headquarters to arrange appointments with local clients. This allows us to help them with a much wider range of legal services, from contentious probate to commercial property.”