Niche commercial law firm Taylors appoints two more specialist partners

Taylors Solicitors has made two key promotions within their team with Claire Barnes and Stuart Beatson being made partners.

Taylors Stuart Beatson Claire Barnes

Claire, who has been with the firm since 2007, has demonstrated outstanding technical expertise in her very specialist area of regulatory law, which she leads. Whilst Stuart strengthens our highly regarded insolvency and business restructuring team bringing it to a team of four dedicated partners (one of the largest in Manchester) .

Based in Taylors Blackburn office, Claire acts for owner managed business and the individuals who run them, particularly helping clients to respond to regulatory investigations and interventions from such organisations as the FCA, MHRA and HSE when the continued operation or reputation of the individual or the business is at stake.

When not at work, Claire sits on the Board of Governors at St Bede’s School and supports Blackburn Rovers for whom both of her talented young sons play.

Based in Taylors Manchester office, Stuart brings almost a decade of experience acting for Insolvency practitioners in all aspects of corporate and personal Insolvency. He joined Taylors from Pannone in 2014. In his time here at Taylors, Stuart has gained extensive experience in turnaround projects as part of the specialist team.

Stuart has recently been part of the Taylors team handling the headline administration of Lifeline Project, a national fast growing £60m turnover charity.

Out of the office Stuart is a keen cyclist who likes a challenge. After completing the grueling “Trailwalker” challenge walking over 100 km overnight for Oxfam he is currently in training to support one of our chosen charities, the East Lancs Hospice by cycling from London to Paris.

Tony Catterall, senior partner, said: “Claire and Stuart’s promotions reflect the strong contributions they have each made to the on-going success of Taylors. They have both bought into its commercial culture and service excellence." Taylors is a leading commercial law firm providing the highest quality specialist legal services delivered through a first-hand understanding of our corporate clients’ business priorities and specific requirements.