Taylor Rose MW > Peterborough, England > Firm Profile

Taylor Rose MW
Stuart House, St John’s Street

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia Tier 3

Taylor Rose MW is led by Peterborough-based Stephanie Creasey, who ‘works tirelessly to ensure her clients are happy and provides an excellent service’. The commercial practice is best known for its provision of ‘excellent advice and a professional service’. The firm has a growing roster of clients, among them Brightfield Group Ltd, Creative Models Limited and ADNE Properties Limited.

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‘Taylor Rose has always provided excellent advice, professional service and delivered on time and budget.’

‘Stephanie Creasey delivers services clearly and when promised which makes the process easy – she is very supportive.’

‘The departments within the team worked brilliantly hand-in-hand to adhere to our needs.’

‘Stephanie Creasey was in charge of our case and was very good at communicating any updates right through the project to keep us updated. Stephanie was very personable and went out of her way to answer personally any questions we had.’

‘This team is strong in their skills and timely approach. They have time and again served the needs of our clients superbly. They are happy to look to colleagues and external industry experts for information to gain clarity and surety prior to implementation, showing not only their diverse network, but acknowledgement that they may not know it all.’

‘Stephanie Creasy excels at networking and comes across as a very safe pair of hands. We were mightily impressed by her. Attention-to-detail is skilfully implemented, a timely approach is always taken, and fees are fair. Communication to us is key, we have never had a phone call, email or letter go unanswered or not returned. She offers a human approach to a sometimes dry subject matter with often hostile old-style opponents. We recommend no one else.’

‘I know a few individuals within the firm and they are very approachable and flexible to work around you. The standout partner for me is Stephanie Creasey from the Peterborough office. Stephanie works tirelessly to ensure her clients are happy and provides an excellent service.’

‘Stephanie Creasey is my main contact and she has been exemplary in dealing with our issues contracts and deals that have gone through in recent years. The firm’s charges are fair and monetary exchanges are dealt with very professionally. Stephanie is personable as well efficient and gets matters completed on time.’

Key clients

Brightfield Euro Limited

Brightfield Group Ltd

ADNE Properties Limited

Persuasion Jujitsu

Creative Models Limited

Patricia Hewitt t/a Tap HR

Newmafruit Farms Limited

Independence Support Ltd

Leigh & Charlotte Harris

Chorus Creative Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Brightfield Euro Limited on the £5.8m sale of the entire issued share capital of Postland Estates Limited.
  • Advised Creative Models Limited on a share for share exchange and group restructure.
  • Advised Brightfield Group Limited on its sale of the entire issued share capital in Bright PE1 Limited.

Finance > Banking and finance Tier 3

The Peterborough office of Taylor Rose MW noted as being ‘a one-stop shop for most matters’ has a banking and finance practice which is led by Stephanie Creasey, who is recommended for her ‘reliability, and her proactive and diligent work‘. Property finance work is a key area of focus for the team. Creasey recently acted for Handelsbanken plc in the refinancing of a 15-property portfolio and related securitisation, and advised Santander UK plc on a security package for a group of companies comprising two overdraft facilities and a secured term loan facility.

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Stephanie Crowson


‘Stephanie Creasey and Stephanie Crowson are exceptionally organized, efficient, and proactive. They are well ahead of any other legal firm we work with.’

‘I have mainly worked with Stephanie Creasey on a number of complex deals where we were under pressure to deliver in very tight timescales. Stephanie has dealt with those situations in a very professional way.’

‘Stephanie Creasey is local and proactive – our relations with Stephanie have developed over the years. She is reliable, proactive and diligent and provides an excellent, on-point service. A trusted work partner who we can rely upon to deliver.’

‘Stephanie Creasey has all the commercial experiences required – this always gives us confidence that the transaction is likely to proceed well. Having a one-stop shop for most matters that our clients require is the key strength of the firm.’

‘In our experience not all commercial solicitors are great in terms of customer communication and do not keep relevant parties informed which can often lead to projects stalling and falling away. We have always been kept well-informed throughout the process with Taylor Rose and we have found that they have been very responsive to our requirements.’

Key clients

Handelsbanken plc

Santander UK plc (Corporate and Commercial Banking)

Denal Properties Limited

JAS (Commercial) Ltd

JAS Property Development Ltd

Newmafruit Farms Limited

Olimax Property Developers Ltd

Shevlane Properties Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Handelsbanken plc on the £1.4m refinancing of a property portfolio comprising 15 tenanted properties and related securitisation, with related property acquisition.
  • Advised Santander UK plc on a £600k security package for a group of companies comprising two overdraft facilities and secured term loan facility.
  • Advised Olimax Property Developers Limited in connection with complex finance arrangements for the purposes of an asset acquisition, involving both a commercial mortgage and additional bridging finance loan from two separate providers.

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

Taylor Rose MW acts on all types of contested private client matters, including contested Court of Protection work such as statutory wills and contested deputyships. Wendy Rixon in Worthing is especially knowledgeable claims under the Inheritance Act, while Sharon Macaulay in Peterborough has been described as an ‘excellent contentious trusts and probate solicitor’. Sharon Bell departed for Birketts LLP in August 2023.

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‘Wendy Rixon is a knowledgeable and wise adviser. She is highly valued for her clear and calm advice to clients who are bereaved and in stressful situations.’

‘Wendy Rixon is a safe pair of hands.’

‘Sharon Macaulay is a sensible practitioner and good to deal with, she sees solutions and is pragmatic.’

‘We found Sharon Macaulay extremely understanding of our position and knowledgeable with regards to assisting us in dealing with our situation.’

‘Sharon Macaulay is an excellent contentious trusts and probate solicitor. Sharon remained clear eyed and realistic as to what the best obtainable outcome could be.’

‘Sharon Macaulay has a vast amount of knowledge in her field, Sharon kept me informed of every action she was taking and reasons as to why.’

‘I would not hesitate to use Sharon Macaulay again.’

Key clients

Ian McLean

Nicky Campbell

Work highlights

  • Acted in McLean & Others v McLean in a mutual will case.
  • Acted in Antonio v Williams & McBean in a 1975 Act claim.
  • Acted for the the defendants in TOLATA proceedings in Campbell v Campbell & Kirby (2021) – Costs (2022).

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

Taylor Rose MW‘s clinical negligence department is headed up by Lauren Phillips in Wallington. Specialist practitioner Jacqui Hayat focuses on general clinical negligence with emphasis on surgical, birth claims and wrongful birth claims. Her practice is focused on critical injury cases, including spinal, bladder and cerebral palsy claims. Nisha Sharma left for Slater and Gordon in August 2023.

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‘Taylor Rose MW has offered an impeccable service, advice and attention to detail that I could possibly have hoped for in an arduous legal case.’

‘I have so much to thank Jacqui Hayat and the specialists for their professional guidance, for their transparency and for easing the uncertain in an ardent extremely thorough case. I have no reservation and cannot speak highly enough in recommending Jacqui Hayat’s services to standards that exceeded my expectations.’

‘A very reliable firm for clinical negligence work.’

‘Jacqui Hayat is brilliant and a total joy to work alongside and with. She is fantastic with clients, has huge experience, excellent judgment and goes the extra mile for her clients.’

‘Taylor Rose’s clinical negligence solicitors are highly experienced, knowledgeable about the law, effective litigators and they really care about the people they represent. They are a delight to work with and real team players.’

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 4

‘Hugely knowledgeable’ Lauren Phillips leads the clinical negligence team at Taylor Rose MW, following the merging of Taylor Rose and McMillan Williams in 2021. The ‘organised, efficient and calm’ team has experience in the gamut of cases, from delay in diagnosis to surgical injuries, and also regularly represents families at inquests. Andrew Bentham  has notable experience regarding secondary victim claims.

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‘Detailed knowledge of cases and the needs of clients – solicitors who take time to understand the worries of clients and explain the process of litigation.’

‘Lauren Phillips is a fighter and will hold her corner. She is usually right!’

‘Andrew Bentham works extremely hard, goes the extra mile for his client and has a great eye for detail. A very safe pair of hands.’

‘Lauren Phillips was excellent in every aspect. She was patient and kind, answering all our questions. Her legal knowledge was excellent and she dealt with matters very efficiently and kept us informed every step of the way. She went above and beyond, working very hard to meet tight deadlines. She was a good listener and understood the physical and emotional difficulties caused by the clinical negligence.’

‘I have been dealing with Lauren Phillips for over ten years and during this time we have developed a very good working relationship. Lauren has always been approachable and always takes the time explain everything to me. She is hugely knowledgeable and I trust her judgement and advice entirely.’

‘Organised, efficient and calm. We managed to bring the claim to a successful early conclusion through mediation in circumstances where it might easily have floundered.’

‘This is a very good team with excellent partners in each office. The firm is punching significantly above its weight in terms of clinical negligence clout with some very high value cases. I would recommend them to any client looking for clinical negligence expertise in South London and Surrey.’

‘Lauren Phillips is a first rate lawyer with real attention to detail and gets results, a joy to work with.’

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 4

Taylor Rose MW‘s personal injury team is jointly led by Sean McCormack, Caroline Kempster and Ian Latimer. The team’s wide-ranging expertise stretches from spinal to urological injuries. Working alongside the firm’s other departments, including conveyancing and probate, the team is able to support clients with related issues including obtaining adapted accommodation when needed. Allen Myers is singled out by one client as ‘just amazing‘, while Simon Rooney is described as ‘a joy to deal with’.

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‘Sean McCormack is an exceptionally committed, thorough and conscientious solicitor. Never gives up and is a tough negotiator on behalf of his claimants.’

‘Taylor Rose were brilliant. They listened to what happened in my accident, showed empathy and real care in making me feel at ease. They genuinely wanted the best outcome for me and ensured I felt part of all their decisions and discussed all the important matters with me.’

‘Simon Rooney was a joy to deal with and really made me feel at ease. He really cared about the outcome and what he believed was in my best interests and I am really appreciative of all the effort he put into dealing with my case. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him and if I ever needed to use him again, I would in a heartbeat.’

‘Very friendly and approachable. They made a very daunting process easy and understandable every step of the way and thoroughly explained each step with full transparency of what was required from me and what steps they were taking in a way that was understandable to someone not familiar with the process. Completely put me at ease.’

‘I dealt largely with Ian Latimer. He was very empathetic to my case on a personal level and completely put my nerves at ease. I felt the whole process was completely about me, my recovery and my future. There was no feeling of financial gain for him, only how he could best help me get back to work and move forward with my life. I couldn’t possibly thank him enough for his time and efforts.’

‘Caroline Kempster was brilliant. She really listened to my story, consistently managed my expectations and regularly kept me updated. She hit every agreed deadline and never left me waiting for a response when I checked in for further updates.’

‘Allen Myers was just amazing. He really got to know me on an emotional level, so he really wanted to produce the best possible outcome, and he did. I really would recommend Allen to everyone who needs him. He is truly amazing at his job and I can’t be more thankful and lucky to have had him as my solicitor.’ 

‘The firm provides their clients with a first-class service, with an excellent client-focused approach. The firm have a particular emphasis on ensuring clients receive the treatment they need through obtaining interim payments without having to wait for the conclusion of the case.’

Taylor Rose MW is a top 60 independent firm of solicitors with over 1,700 experts operating nationwide. We build trusted relationships with people and organisations to successfully overcome hurdles and challenges in life and in business.

Whether you are a business or an individual, our experienced solicitors will understand your challenges and your ambition!

Taylor Rose MW heritage spans over 100 years, building on tradition, knowledge and expertise with a contemporary philosophy to deliver smart, modern law.

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From the everyday to the most complex issue, we will provide you with clear, concise advice, always putting your best interests first.

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We build trusted relationships with people and organisations to successfully overcome hurdles and challenges in life and in business.

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We’re a challenger law firm with a unique management structure that drives a culture of passion, innovation and creativity.

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Matthew Hoe photo Matthew Hoe Director of Risk & Compliance
Antony Jaggard photo Antony Jaggard Director of Consultant Services
Adrian Jaggard photo Adrian Jaggard CEO of the AIIC Group & Taylor Rose MW
Sharon Macaulay  photo Sharon Macaulay Partner
Neil Pota photo Neil Pota Consultant Solicitor
Nick Scutt photo Nick Scutt Consultant Partner

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