Steven Hickling, Managing Partner (Member)
B.Sc (hons) Anthropology
Admitted as solicitor in 1996
“For my corporate clients I can add value by combining my expertise in commercial leases and business acquisitions with a detailed knowledge of my client’s business objectives. I take care to listen and understand the operational matters and form an appropriately commercial view of the legal technicalities so the advice they get makes sense to them. This work demands a highly organised and efficient approach and excellent communications with the client.”
Steven specialises in commercial property and business acquisitions.


Ruth Hayward, Partner (Member)
BA (hons) English & Politics
Admitted as solicitor in 2008
“Very often for my clients  the most important thing is to respond to their needs quickly and effectively. Time is valuable and they do not welcome being tied up in red tape or buried in legal technicalities. I love the challenge of facing all the hurdles head on, clearing each with minimum fuss and reaching for the finishing line in the quickest time the circumstances will allow.”
Ruth specialises in Landlord and Tenant and Private Client matters.


Jonathan Gilbert, Partner (Member)
LLB (hons) Law with French Law
Admitted as solicitor in 2008
“I enjoy the varied nature of litigation and family work. No two cases are ever the same. I would describe my approach to litigation and family work as robust but conciliatory and I pride myself on being able to explain aspects of law and legal procedure in a clear and concise manner . My aim in my work is to ensure matters are dealt efficiently and cost effectively.”
John specialises in civil litigation and family law.


Tayo Taylor, Partner

I qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 and have experience in a wide range of family law matters. I act for clients facing marital breakdown in relation to divorce and financial remedy matters as well as children disputes.

I have extensive experience and expertise representing parents involved in the full range of private Law children disputes such as Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, disputes about with whom a child should live and spend time with.

I have experience of complex Private Law Children matters involving applications made under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, domestic violence and cases where children have been made a party to the proceedings.

I have particular expertise in Children Matters with an international element and have acted for numerous parents in International Child Abduction matters under the Hague Convention 1980.

I am a panel member of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation scheme in International Child Abduction, Wardship and Private Law Children. Panel members have shown to the satisfaction of the Law Society that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge and experience in specialist areas of family law.

As a member of Resolution, I am committed to representing my clients in accordance with Resolution’s code of practice to resolve matters in a non-confrontational, sensitive and cost effective manner.