Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has appointed its first director of IT to help shape and lead the firm’s future.
Experienced IT specialist, Nigel Hoar, will be responsible for driving improvements in communication, transaction speed and data security.
After years of running his own consultancy, assisting a wide and varied client base across the UK – including Taylor&Emmet – Nigel has relocated from Shropshire to South Yorkshire to take up his new role.
He said: “Having studied at the University of Sheffield, I’ve been drawn back to the city many times, particularly since working for Taylor&Emmet. It is a pleasure to join the team permanently and I am excited to have the opportunity to help support the firm’s next stage of growth, by leveraging the new world of IT open to the legal sector.”
Taylor&Emmet has created the director of IT position, following a rapid period of expansion, which has seen the introduction of a new Rotherham office and investment in larger premises in Dronfield. In order to reflect the vital role technology has to play, as part of the firm’s current and future business strategy, Nigel has also joined the management board.
Neil Riley, one of Taylor&Emmet’s management board members, said: “We are experiencing unprecedented change in the way the legal profession relates to clients and having the right technology in the right place, at the right time, is vital if we are to continue to exceed service expectations. Investing in expert inhouse IT support will allow us to protect our interests and the highly sensitive nature of the work we undertake, whilst retaining our position as one of the leading firms in the region.”