Irwin Mitchell Announces 32 Associate Promotions

25th November 2014

- Ten Of The Associates Are In IM's Yorkshire Offices Leading legal services business Irwin Mitchell has again demonstrated its commitment to continued investment and expansion with the promotion of a record number of Associates for the second year in a row.

The 32 newly promoted Associates represent the firm's Business and Personal Legal Services teams and include both Solicitors and members of Irwin Mitchell's Business Support function. Within the Sheffield office, Court of Protection Solicitor Adele Kerrigan, Stacy Clements from the Personal Injury team, Melanie Hadwin in Family and Claudia Hall from the Wills, Trust & Probate department, were promoted. Real Estate Solicitor, David Goy moved up to Associate, as did Insolvency lawyer Tom Paton. Also in Sheffield, Paul Salkeld and Martyn Levitt from Irwin Mitchell's Business Development & Communications team have been appointed to Associate along with Dennis Eales in the Finance division. Within Leeds, Real Estate Solicitor David Cowgill was also promoted. Announcing the latest raft of promotions, Group Chief Executive Andrew Tucker said the high number reflects the strong calibre of the applications and the importance that Irwin Mitchell places in personal development. Andrew Tucker said: -Creating opportunities for our people to develop their careers is the foundation for success as a group in the future. We have ambitious plans to grow as a Group, but it's our people who will enable us to achieve our objectives. It's a key priority therefore for me and my Executive teams to give everyone the support they need to enable them to do that to the best of their ability. Earlier this month, Irwin Mitchell acquired Berkeley Law. The Mayfair-based firm specialises in wealth advice for high-net-worth individuals in the UK and overseas and marked the sixth acquisition by the Group since it became an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in 2012. This came in a year in which it has also launched IMe Law Ltd, an ABS venture with FTSE250 insurer esure, and opened two new regional offices.

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