Irwin Mitchell Announces 15 New Partners In 2017 Round Of Promotions


Irwin MitchellExpert Lawyers And Key Support Staff From Across Irwin Mitchell Group Recognised

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced 15 new Partners across the country in this year’s promotion round at the Group.

Set to be formally promoted on May 1st this year, the new partners include both lawyers and senior employees in Group Services and other Group companies with seven working within the Business Legal Services division and six in the Personal Legal Services division. Two others come each from within  IT and the Group’s debt recovery business Ascent Performance Group Limited.

The appointments also include promotions for several lawyers who began their careers at Irwin Mitchell as trainees and a number  of the new Partners joined Irwin Mitchell when the firm merged with Thomas Eggar in 2015 prompting the launch of Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth for high net worth clients.

Andrew Tucker, Group Chief Executive at Irwin Mitchell, said the appointments showcased the wealth of expertise and talent that the Group possesses.

He said: “Promotion to Partner level is a huge achievement which demonstrates the incredible hard work and dedication that each of these people has shown across their time at Irwin Mitchell. Each and every one of our new Partners thoroughly deserves their promotion and I am proud to congratulate all of them on their success.

“It is very welcome to also see legal experts from across the group and also professionals from our Group Services teams reaching this level. The fact that several of our new Partners were also once trainees is another sign of the huge emphasis we place on investing and developing our talent at all levels.

“We’re sure that all of them will play a key role in the future success of the Group and will prove to be vital as we look to continue to further develop and grow our business.”

The appointments in the Business Legal Services division will see Sheffield-based Real Estate specialist Kevin Fox become a partner, alongside his Manchester-based Real Estate colleagues Emily Williams and Paul Barnard. James Paton-Philip who works in Corporate and Commercial in London is also promoted, along with Daniel Hedley, who specialises in Commercial in Gatwick. Restructuring and Insolvency expert Tom Paton and Litigation specialist James Berry are both based in Sheffield.

On the Personal Legal Services front, Joanna Grewer who works in Court of Protection in Birmingham is promoted. There are also promotions in Family for Nathaniel Groarke in Manchester and Sital Fontenelle in London. Medical law specialist Emma Rush is based in Birmingham, while Asbestos-Related Disease expert Ian Toft works in the Leeds office. Sarah Griggs is a serious injury expert based in London.

The two other appointments see Graham Clark, who is Head of Strategy in IT, promoted, while Glen Walker of Ascent Performance Group Limited is made Associate Director – the partner-level equivalent for non-lawyers at Irwin Mitchell.

All appointments will be subject to SRA approval.

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