Personal Legal Services Team at Irwin Mitchell Receives Qualification Boost

30th January 2014

Eight Personal Legal Services Trainees Qualify as Solicitors in Sheffield Office The personal legal services team at Irwin Mitchell's Sheffield office has received a boost as eight trainees became fully qualified solicitors with the firm.

The former trainees will all work in the Sheffield office with a further 28 newly qualified solicitors working in Irwin Mitchell's offices across the rest of the country. In Sheffield, Sinead Hayes, Marcelo Masri, Charlotte Civico and Rosie Charlton will all now work in the Medical Law and Patients' Rights team. Natalie Smith and Ciaran Dearden will be based in the Court of Protection and Family team respectively; with Kate Saunders qualifying into the Contentious Probate team and Laura Haigh into the Workplace Illness team. Irwin Mitchell last year reported an annual income in excess of £200m for the first time and has announced record numbers in its latest annual Partner and Associate promotion rounds. Adrian Budgen, regional managing partner for Personal Legal Services in Sheffield said: -It's great news that these eight talented lawyers are now fully qualified and will be working within our specialist teams to help clients to resolve their legal issues. -The Sheffield office was recently recognised as being the number one for personal legal services in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK independent guides to law, and this next generation of lawyers will help keep up our strong reputation. The Personal Legal Services team at the firm has also been boosted with five new partners in the Family, Serious Injury and Contentious Probate teams in the past year while the Business Legal Services division has appointed 20 new partners since the start of 2012.

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