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Foort Tayler specialise in all aspects of Family Law, Mediation, Conveyancing, Wills and Probate.

Foort Tayler Solicitors

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Foort Tayler Solicitors

Foort Tayler specialise in all aspects of Family Law, Mediation, Conveyancing, Wills and Probate.

FREE initial appointments are available in some practice areas – call for information +44 (0)1371 875200

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THE TEAM


please read profiles of our team members below.

Sheelagh Foort - Director

SHEELAGH FOORT

Director

Sheelagh retired from client work in April 2021, but remains part of the Foort Tayler team for the purposes of consulting and some aspects of compliance.

She is a founding partner of the firm and has specialised in Conveyancing and Wills & Probate since 1983. Sheelagh currently remains Head of the Wills & Probate department.

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Keeley Hanmer - Director

KEELEY HANMER

Director

Keeley is a Chartered Legal Executive and has worked with the firm since 2000.

She specialises in conveyancing.

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Helen Kirkham - Director

HELEN 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.

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Shelly Tayler - Director

SHELLEY 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.

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Virginia Bevan - Office Manager

VIRGINIA BEVAN

Office Manager

Virginia joined the firm in 2020, and adopts the roles Office Manager and Client Care Manager. Virginia’s working history and experience is primarily in legal finance, legal compliance, and more recently office management. She has held Associateship status with the ILFM since 2007.

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Leena Bloxham Legal Secretary

LEENA BLOXHAM

Legal Secretary

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.

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CLAIRE BUTTRESS

Private Client Solicitor

Claire is an experienced Private Client solicitor who qualified in 2003. Claire joined our Wills & Probate team in 2021. Claire is able to offer advice in Wills (including the use of Will trusts to protect assets or to provide for a vulnerable beneficiary), Probate, Intestacy, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Matters, Trusts and Tax planning.

Claire is a full member of both STEP and Solicitors for Elderly and prides herself on her approachable manner and empathy.

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Fiona Gallagher - Legal Secretary

FIONA GALLAGHER

Legal Secretary

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

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Kelly Gillon - Secretary

KELLY GILLON

Family Department Co-ordinator

Kelly joined the firm in October 2014, and provides secretarial and administrative support to the Family Department.

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Sarah Horseman - Family Law

SARAH HORSEMAN

Legal Executive

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.

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Chirstine Kettley - Conveyancing

CHRISTINE KETTLEY

Family Law Solicitor

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.

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Alexandra McGrady-Johnston - Legal Executive

ALEXANDRA MCGRADY-JOHNSTON

Trainee Legal Executive

Alex is a trainee Legal Executive and has worked with the firm since 2011.

She specialises in Family Law.

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Chloe Russell - Family Law Solicitor

CHLOE RUSSELL

Family Law Solicitor

Chloe is an experienced Family Law Solicitor who qualified in 2013, she joined the firm in 2021. Chloe has specialised in Family Law for eleven years and advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation, financial issues upon separation and children matters.

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Leanne Smith - Licenced Conveyancer

LEANNE SMITH

Licensed Conveyancer

Leanne qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2004, and joined our team in 2018.

She specialises is conveyancing.

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