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Taylor&Emmet rising star shines brightest at awards

Oliver Simpson (left) is congratulated on his award win by Taylor&Emmet's head of wills and probate, Richard King.

A talented young solicitor from Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has received national industry recognition for his skills and ability in the probate sector.

Oliver Simpson was crowned Young Practitioner of the Year at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2021, whilst the firm was also highly commended in the Private Client category.

The Young Practitioner award recognises exceptional individuals, under the age of 35, who show involvement and development in their area of practice, a flair for innovation and initiative in challenging situations.

Oliver, a former Taylor&Emmet trainee, collected his accolade in person at a special awards ceremony, held at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham. He was praised by the independent judging panel for his “thoughtful, effective approach to solutions on cases, with great client feedback.”

In the Private Client category, the probate team was commended for its level of expertise and willingness to go “above and beyond to provide exceptional client service.”

Richard King, Taylor&Emmet’s head of wills and probate, accompanied Oliver to the awards ceremony, which was hosted by journalist, Jennie Bond. He said: “By nurturing and developing emerging talent, we are not only securing the future of our firm, but also enhancing the service we offer to clients. We are thrilled that Oliver’s hard work and dedication have earned him national recognition and we have no doubt the accolade will be a huge boost in this early stage of his career.”

Taylor&Emmet’s success at this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards reinforces its standing in the sector nationally, after it was named Solicitor Firm of the Year (North) in 2020.