Managing Partner: Dermot Carey
Number of partners: 28
Taylor Walton LLP is a highly respected regional firm and recognised as the trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients including FTSE 350 companies, public and private sector organisations, charities and high-net worth individuals. A client-centred approach to legal support has resulted in steady organic growth in recent years. The firm boasts a number of longstanding clients and referrers for whom Taylor Walton is the first choice for a range of needs, from everyday business support to untangling the most impenetrable legal issues. Working in partnership with a number of other trusted advisors such as surveyors, accountants, financial advisors and HR consultants, the firm seeks to provide a fully rounded, commercially focused service to its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
3 partners, 4 solicitors, 2 very experienced paralegals
The department is widely known and respected for:
■ Being the firm of choice for many referrers locally and also, increasingly, from London. It regularly acquires business from other professional firms in London, being recognised as a cost effective alternative to city-based advisers
■ Offering a personalised, highly empathetic and technically excellent service to a diverse range of clients in a cost-effective and highly efficient manner
■ Taking a pragmatic approach to complex issues, working with many high net worth clients (including business owners, farmers and landed families) often across generations and increasingly across jurisdictions, to resolve current matters whilst proactively identifying areas of future support
■ A clarity of communication, expectation management and responsiveness that is unrivalled within the region
■ Focusing on the development of home grown talent, creating a team with unrivalled longevity and experience. The department offers a range of skills that delivers the right work at the appropriate level for each individual client, from paralegal right through to partner. Whilst many local firms have grown through merger or acquisition, this department has seen stable organic growth over a number of years with an excellent staff retention rate
■ The personal following of each of the three partners in the department (from both clients and referrers). Two are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Alison Voyce is identified as a Ranked Lawyer by Chambers and all three partners are recommended in the Legal 500. The department was named ‘Legal Team of the Year 2019’ by the Hertfordshire Law Society.