Peak solicitors in merger boost

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A long-standing Bakewell solicitors is merging with leading Sheffield firm Taylor & Emmet LLP in a move aimed at strengthening both brands.

The link-up sees Cockertons become a division of Taylor & Emmet, although it will retain its own identity and client base, and all 17 employees will remain at its Bridge Street offices.

Partner Richard Kay joins Taylor & Emmet’s board, whilst Michael Cockerton will act as a consultant, following his retirement at the end of last year.

Richard said: “Although this merger sees us become part of a larger firm, it will not change the relationship we have with clients or our local focus. It will simply enable Cockertons to offer Bakewell and the surrounding areas professional advice on a much broader scale.”