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Taylor Walton welcomes the next family generation

Taylor Walton is thrilled to congratulate partner, Ben Twitchen, as the new Head of its highly reputable family law team following the retirement of Aileen Hartnett this summer.

Aileen has led the department from strength to strength in recent years, and handed the mantle to Ben who joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner with the firm in 2012. Ben specialises in advising and assisting on issues arising on divorce, cohabitee separation and child contact law.

Dermot Carey, Managing Partner of the firm commented “We are very sad to see Aileen leaving the firm to enjoy her retirement. Her commitment, enthusiasm and loyalty to the firm - and to her clients - has been a pleasure to see over the years. At the same time, I am delighted to see Ben take up the role of Head of Department and lead the family law team into the next phase of its growth.

I would personally like to thank Aileen for all she has contributed to the firm during her time with us, and wish her the most enjoyable retirement.”

Ben officially took up the role of Head of Department on 1 July to coincide with the start of the firm’s new financial year. He commented “It is always a double-edged sword when progression comes alongside saying farewell to a friend and colleague; Aileen will be much missed in the department. At the same time, I am looking forward to the challenge of stepping into her shoes as Head of Department and continuing her excellent work in ensuring Taylor Walton remains the firm of choice for family related law issues across the region.”