Hampshire law firm Eric Robinson Solicitors has announced the expansion of its equity partnership after promoting Emily Taylor and Thomas Hunt.

Private client specialist, Emily Taylor, has returned to Eric Robinson Solicitors after maternity leave to resume her management of the firm’s offices in Chandlers Ford and join the partnership at the firm where she carried out work experience.

She completed a law degree at the University of Southampton, an LPC at Guildford Law School and a two-year training contract with Eric Robinson Solicitors across a range of legal disciplines, before deciding to specialise in wills, trust and succession. 

‘The evolution of Eric Robinson Solicitors over the past few years has been inspiring and exhilarating,’ said Emily. ‘The firm has constantly met the modern challenges of the legal profession with originality, enthusiasm and determination, which has been wonderful to be part of.’

Thomas Hunt joined Eric Robinson Solicitors in 2013 as head of the firm’s employment and immigration team and, within 18 months, was asked to join its partnership. He graduated with a degree in law from the University of East Anglia, passed his LPC at the Inns of Court School of Law in Gray’s Inn, and spent a year working for the Home Office on judicial review cases before the High Court, before qualifying as a solicitor.

He will be in charge of the firm’s new Basingstoke office.

‘While many firms are centralising and closing down offices, this will be our third new office in as many years,’ he explains. ‘We have decided to follow our increasingly wide client base across Hampshire because feedback has told us people appreciate the opportunity to come in and spend time with us face-to-face.’