Taylor& Emmet Hails Dronfield’s First Divorce Doyen

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is introducing Dronfield residents to the first family law specialist to be based permanently in the North East Derbyshire town.

New recruit, Rachel Barlow, is joining the solicitors’ Dronfield office, to offer expert advice to local people on a wide range of issues relating to divorce and separation.

For the past eight years, Rachel has worked in a similar role at Banner Jones in Chesterfield, handling all types of family law matters, from domestic abuse to financial agreements. She said: “It is hugely exciting to become Dronfield’s first – and only – divorce specialist. I am very grateful to Taylor&Emmet for putting such faith in me and I am relishing the opportunity to use my expertise to expand our reputation in the area.”

After 10 years in the town, the firm is relocating to larger premises to meet growing interest in its personal legal services. Rachel is one of a number of recent appointments at the office that will also enhance its conveyancing and probate departments.

Michaela Heathcote, Taylor&Emmet’s head of family law, added: “My team has always been happy to see matrimonial clients in Dronfield, but until now, there simply wasn’t space to have someone based there permanently. Rachel is lively, friendly and enthusiastic, as well as being highly professional, knowledgeable and experienced. She is a very welcome addition to the firm and I am confident she is more than capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.”

For more information about Taylor&Emmet’s family law services, or the relocation of its Dronfield office, telephone (0114) 218 4000, visit www.tayloremmet.co.uk or follow the firm on Twitter, @tayloremmet.