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Foort Tayler


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Meet The Team - please read profiles of our team members below

Sheelagh M FoortSheelagh M Foort, Director
Sheelagh qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and has specialised in conveyancing, Wills and Probate since 1983.

She is a founding partner of the firm.

Shelley TaylerShelley Tayler, Director
Shelley qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and became a partner in the firm in 2000 having spent the previous 20 years working in solicitors’ offices.

She specialises in conveyancing.

Helen KirkhamHelen Kirkham, Director
Helen is an experienced family law solicitor who is able to provide advice on many areas of family law. She is a member of Resolution, the country’s leading organisation of family lawyers, and she prides herself in her ability to empathise with her clients. Helen also provides assistance to the Great Dunmow CAB and is involved in providing advice to their clients at their offices on a volunteer basis.

Helen is also an accredited Resolution Family Mediator.

Keely HanmerKeeley Hanmer, Director
Keeley is a Chartered Legal Executive and has worked with the firm since 2000.

She specialises in conveyancing.

Christine KettleyChristine Kettley
Christine joined Foort Tayler Solicitors in February 2013 as a Matrimonial Solicitor, joining Helen Kirkham in the Family Department. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2011. Prior to joining us, alongside practising in family law, Christine specialised for 4 years in Mental Health Law, representing vulnerable Client’s who had been detained under provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Due to her expertise in this area, Christine was accepted as member of the Mental Health Accreditation Panel.

Sarah HorsemanSarah Horseman
Sarah is an experienced Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who joined the team in November 2014. Sarah undertakes all aspects of family law and is a trained collaborative lawyer.

Sarah is also a Resolution trained Family Mediator.

Sheelagh M FoortAlexandra McGrady
Alex is a trainee Legal Executive and has worked with the firm since 2011.

She specialises in Family Law.

Sarah KirbySarah Kirby
Sarah is a Legal Executive and has worked with the firm since 2003.

She specialises is conveyancing.

Fiona GallagherFiona Gallagher
Fiona joined the firm in October 2013 as a Legal Secretary to Shelley Tayler in the Conveyancing Department.

Leena BloxamLeena Bloxham
Leena has many years of legal experience having been employed by solicitors all her working life and joined the firm as a Legal Secretary in 2014.

Kelly GillonKelly Gillon
Kelly joined the firm in October 2014 and is a secretary to the Family Department.

Mike LambertMike Lambert
Mike is a trainee solicitor and has been with the firm since November 2016.

Mike specialises in Wills and Probate.

Leanne SmithLeanne Smith
Leanne qualified as a Licenced Conveyancer in 2004, and joined our team in 2018.

She specialises is conveyancing.

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