Irwin Mitchell Appoints New Member To RCG Team

Lesley Goodman Joins The Law Firm

15.07.2011

Leading law firm Irwin Mitchell has added a new member to its Regulatory & Criminal Investigations Group as assistant solicitor Lesley Goodman joins the team.

33-year-old Lesley joins the Sheffield-based north team from her previous position as a Partner at high street practice Broadbents Solicitors in Derby, having begun her legal career across the M1 in her home town of Nottingham.

Since qualifying as a lawyer in 2003, Lesley has focussed primarily on general and business crime including bribery and fraud matters. Additionally Lesley is a Higher Court Advocate, and has also worked extensively in the Crown Court.

The growing team comprises of 12 people in the North and also draws on expertise from other offices when required to ensure the most appropriate expertise for each case.  This includes the ability to put together multi-disciplinary legal teams to deal with matters involving, for example, a civil or employment law element.

On her appointment to the team, Lesley said: “Irwin Mitchell is a firm with a proven track record of success, and I’m excited to become a member of such a highly regarded, innovative and experienced team.”

Dan Stowers, Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s Regulatory and Criminal Investigations team, added: “With the Bribery Act now in force it is important that businesses get up to speed with their due diligence processes, and with the foreseen changes in the criminal justice system Lesley’s experience will be a real benefit to our clients.

“She comes in with extremely strong credentials, and the fact that she is the first Higher Court Advocate to join our team here in Sheffield means she will be a valuable asset to us.”