About Brooke-Taylors Solicitors

The practice has been established in Buxton for over 150 years. Until 2010 the practice traded as a partnership but since that time we have traded as a limited company.

We are well regarded and aim to provide a friendly, fair and expert service. Much of our work is either for existing clients or by recommendation from existing clients. We have 4 principal departments: Property, Private Client, Family and Litigation.

We are well-placed to serve clients from Macclesfield, Leek, Bakewell, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, New Mills, Glossop and the High Peak. Particularly given the advance of technology we continue to act for clients or their families who have moved away and we have clients throughout the UK and abroad.

Staff Profiles - Solicitors

Rosemary Wood

Director and Solicitor in the Private Client Department. Rosemary studied Law and French with Geology, German and Russian at Keele University with her Law finals at the College of Law in Chester. She has been at Brooke-Taylors for more than thirty years and spent much of her time doing family work and litigation. She now specialises in the administration of estates, wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys.

Rosemary is a Dementia Friend.

E-mail: raw@brooke-taylors.co.uk

Tim Oaks

Director and Solicitor in the Litigation Department. Tim undertakes a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution including advising on employment contracts and settlement agreements, building and land matters and contentious probate. He joined the firm in 1988 having studied law at Durham University.  Tim is a Dementia Friend.

Email: tjo@brooke-taylors.co.uk

Claire Broadhurst

Director and Solicitor in the Property Department. Claire specialised in family law for 15 years both with regard to married and cohabiting couples, but now specialises in property law, in particular residential sales and purchases. Claire did Combined Studies BA (Hons) and then studied law at the College of Law in Chester.  She started at Brooke-Taylors as a trainee solicitor in 1999 and has never left!  She has been a Director since 2009.

Claire is a Dementia Friend.

Email: cb@brooke-taylors.co.uk

Amy Holliday

Solicitor in the Private Client Department.  Amy specialises in wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates.  She studied History at The University of Sheffield and then law at The College of Law in Guildford.  She has previously worked in a law firm in Guildford where she specialised in will drafting.  Amy is a Dementia Friend.

Email: afh@brooke-taylors.co.uk

Claire Young

Solicitor in the Family Department.  Claire has specialised for over 20 years in all aspects of legal work arising from relationship breakdown of both married and cohabiting couples with particular emphasis on dealing with financial claims and arrangements for children arising in such circumstances.

Claire gained her degree at Durham University and qualified as a solicitor from Chester School of Law. She went on to practise for many years as a partner in one of the Northwest’s leading family law departments in Manchester City Centre before ‘getting out of the city’ and settling closer to her home in Derbyshire at Brooke-Taylors.

Claire is a Dementia Friend.

Email: cy@brooke-taylors.co.uk

Staff Profiles - Support Staff

Jill Ashton

Accounts Department.

Shelley Bowers

Receptionist.  Shelley is a Dementia Friend.

Abbie Light

Secretary in the Family Department.  Abbie is a Dementia Friend.

Kiri Gartside

Property Assistant.  Kiri is a Dementia Friend.

Alex Dearden

Property Assistant.  Alex is a Dementia Friend.

Pamela Morton

Trainee Licensed Conveyancer.  Pam is a Dementia Friend.

Nicola Bradley

Trainee Solicitor.  Nikki is a Dementia Friend.

Trudy Hallam-Brindley

Secretary in the Property Department.

Samantha Melia

Secretary in the Property Department.

Annie Morrison

Secretary in the Litigation Department.

Lynn Edwards

Secretary in the Property Department

Steph Nicols

Secretary in the Private Client Department.  Steph is a Dementia Friend.