Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is welcoming three new senior members of staff who have all taken up their positions during lockdown, proving home working is no barrier to progress.
The trio has been appointed to strengthen the firm’s personal legal services and support teams, enhancing the childcare, clinical negligence and accounts departments respectively.
New head of finance, Caroline Blair, joins Taylor&Emmet from Huddersfield-based AHR Architects, where she spent the last eight years, latterly as financial controller. She will be responsible for overseeing all financial matters and succeeds one of the firm’s longest serving members of staff, Sue Parkin, who retired recently.
Julie Munday has expanded the firm’s family law team and will be taking over as head of childcare later this year, when current incumbent, Pat Wotherspoon, retires. She worked previously at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in Rotherham, as head of department and will be handling publicly funded and private work, providing advice to families in disputes concerning children, particularly care proceedings.
Partner, Kathryn May (Kat), enters the clinical negligence department to deal with all types of cases, but particularly birth injuries. She joins Taylor&Emmet from Sternberg Reed in Essex, where she was head of department for five years. She not only brings extensive knowledge of her discipline, but also experience of case management systems that will help the firm achieve its paperless ambitions.
Steve Hinshelwood, Taylor&Emmet’s chief executive, said: “I would like to offer a warm welcome to Caroline, Julie and Kat from everyone at the firm. Starting a new role in such exceptional circumstances is not without its challenges, but all three have demonstrated great patience, initiative and enthusiasm to learn about our processes. I’m sure they are all eager to meet their colleagues properly, when we resume office operations and I hope the support we have provided so far has gone someway to making them feel part of the team.”