Taylor&Emmet fills new director of IT role

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet has appointed its first director of IT to help shape and lead the firm’s future.

Experienced IT specialist Nigel Hoar, who previously ran his own consultancy and counted Taylor&Emmet as a client, will be responsible for driving improvements in communication, transaction speed and data security at the firm.

Hoar 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. Hoar has also joined the firm’s 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 in-house 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.”

Pictured: Neil Riley and Nigel Hoar