The Under Sheriff of Hertfordshire
Richard Taylor qualified as a solicitor with a central London firm in 1977 and remained with them for four years before joining the long-established firm of Longmores in his home town of Hertford.
He was a partner with Longmores for thirty years until December 2014 specialising in commercial and agricultural property and company law and was a consultant with the firm for a further four years. He was first appointed Under Sheriff in 2016.
Richard and his wife, Shirley, have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Richard is a trustee of three local charities in the areas of education and the community.
His leisure time interests include watching and, to a lesser degree these days, playing ball sports, particularly cricket, football and golf, and is a life-long Spurs supporter. He also enjoys photography and walking, tries his hand occasionally at painting and calligraphy and has a fascination for maps and history.