Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is strengthening the services it offers to local businesses, following a hat trick of new appointments.
The investment in its commercial and litigation teams reflects the firm’s increasing profile across the region in 2014. New business has come in from a variety of sectors and a number of its specialists received specific commendation in this year’s The Legal 500. The city centre firm’s new assistant solicitor and two trainees to its commercial and litigation teams will further increase capacity and enhance client relationships.
Assistant solicitor Brian Fowler has joined the business legal services department to meet growing demand for the firm’s commercial property advice. He has ten years of experience in the profession, most recently at Shakespeares Solicitors in Nottingham, where he focused on dispute resolution. He has a particular expertise in property litigation, having worked on matters involving rating issues and contractual disputes. Since relocating to Sheffield last year, he has been looking to enter the local legal sector and is now forging links with South Yorkshire’s commercial property professionals. Trainee solicitor Naz Shabir is working with Taylor&Emmet’s commercial litigation team while studying for a masters at Sheffield University. He is joined by Emma Daniels, who is on secondment from Coates Solicitors so she can complete the contentious seat of her training with the property litigation department.
Rob Moore, Taylor&Emmet’s head of business legal services, said: “We are always looking for bright, enthusiastic young lawyers to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective. “Naz and Emma are showing a great aptitude for litigation and Brian’s experience will enhance our commercial property services, particularly complementing our block management and contentious work.”