Private Client T e Taylor Walton Private Client department is recognised in the top tier for its work advising business owners, landed families, farmers and individuals on both local and multi-jurisdictional matters relating to wills, estate planning, probate, trusts and powers of attorney. Practice heads Alex Drake and Alison Voyce

were specifically mentioned for their quality advice and handling of complex and high-profi le cases, while Partner Steven Hamilton, was praised for giving ‘sensible, intelligible and practical advice’.

Corporate & Commercial Another department highlighted in this year’s list was the Corporate & Commercial team, refl ecting the growing number of international transactions and advice for both regional and international clients across multiple jurisdictions, notably in the United States. Team Head, Jeremy Brockis, received special

mention for his merger and acquisition work, joint ventures and shareholder agreements; with Partner Mike Pettit’s experience in corporate recovery and fi nance also recognised.

Family Law Taylor Walton’s Family Law team was recognised for its strong reputation for helping clients reach out-of-court settlements, leveraging experience in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. Singled out for praise were department head Ben Twitchen and

Partner & Arbitrator, Olive McCarthy, who lead a family law department with the experience needed to advise high-net-worth families and assist with family disputes and child law.

Commercial Litigation Taylor Walton is well placed to provide litigation services for companies and individuals in the South East and London, with department head James Carpenter leading a team specialising in litigation and mediation in relation to professional negligence claims, intellectual property, defamation, civil fraud and contract disputes. T e Legal 500 named commercial litigator Saljuq Haider, as a Next

Generation Partner, for his high-quality work and extensive experience across a wide range of commercial litigation matters.

Employment Law T e Employment Law team, led by Partner Alec Colson, was recognised for its work with employment matters ranging from outsourcing and TUPE work, discriminatory issues, and employment tribunal work, with associate Nicola Smyrl being recommended. Testimonies from clients given to researchers for T e Legal 500 refer

to the Employment Team’s ‘professionalism and personal attention… working towards the company’s best interests’. One client noted that it had ‘learnt a great deal from Taylor Walton’s constant, immediate, speedy and eff ective support’.

Commercial Property Taylor Walton is renowned for its work in the commercial property


Dermot Carey Managing Partner of Taylor Walton.

sector and specialises in landlord and tenant work, overage agreements and acting for lenders off ering mezzanine fi nance. In the Legal 500, Practice head, Angela T omas

has been recognised for her expertise in property fi nance, real estate acquisitions and disposals and development works, with the firm’s Managing Partner, Dermot Carey also receiving a special mention.

Putting The Legal 500 in context Despite the global pandemic, Taylor Walton remained busy across the broad range of services it provides to address the challenges faced by businesses, individuals and families across the region. Some consider the listings merely a guide for the

largest corporations to choose their next panel of legal advisers, but they run much deeper than that and off er an insight into regional powerhouse law fi rms like Taylor Walton. For local businesses, T e Legal 500 provides

a measure of the talent within the firm and confi dence that the quality of advice they are likely to receive will be the equal of that expected from City law fi rms, but at a signifi cantly lower cost, to ensure real value for money. Families benefi t from the same insight and same

cost-eff ective solutions to their problems, safe in the knowledge Taylor Walton off ers a comprehensive range of services for every stage of life, delivered by highly experienced solicitors, with a reputation for providing clear and concise advice.

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