Irwin Mitchell Announces Retirement Of Long-Standing Insolvency Partner

15th July 2014

- Firm Set To Continue Investment In Expanding Senior-Level Team National law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced that Sheffield-based Insolvency Partner, Julie Atkinson, is to retire at the end of the current financial year.

Julie, who joined the firm as a commercial litigation Solicitor over 25 years ago, is a specialist in all areas of recovery work and was responsible for launching and establishing Irwin Mitchell's five Partner strong insolvency department. The department is now headed up by Andrew Walker in Leeds and has undergone significant investment in the last 12 months with the recent lateral Partner hires of Edward Judge from SGH Martineau and John Vickery from DLA Piper. Julie Atkinson said: -Irwin Mitchell has grown considerably during my time into one of the UK's largest law firms. I'm proud to have played my role in helping to develop its business team and indeed building Irwin Mitchell's reputation for insolvency and corporate restructuring work. Niall Baker, Partner and Chief Executive of the firm's Business Legal Services division, added: -Julie has played an important role in establishing Irwin Mitchell as a leading provider of insolvency legal services. We wish her all the best in her retirement and thank her for her significant contribution. -Irwin Mitchell's Insolvency team is a key part of our overall BLS offering and we have continued to invest in it during the last year with the recruitment of two Partners and other senior Solicitors. As part of a strategic push to build the team further, we are determined to continue expanding the practice to ensure we can continue to deliver a first class service to our clients.

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