Visiting Professor Appointment Strengthens Law Firm’s Links With University

Legal Eagles Will Benefit From Lawyers 25 Years’ Experience


A leading personal injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell has further strengthened the firm’s links with Nottingham Trent University following his appointment as a Visiting Professor.

David Urpeth, the National Head of Work Place Injuries at Irwin Mitchell, has been appointed Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, which is based at the university’s city site.

His role, which he will formally begin on 1 March 2013, recognises his contribution to student education and his dedication to nurturing budding lawyers at Nottingham Law School over several years.

The position will see David continue to sit on Nottingham Law School’s advisory board, which helps to shape courses to complement the needs of employers, as well as presenting numerous lectures and seminars.

David, who is based at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office and lives in Gateford, near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, said: “I am delighted and honoured by this appointment and I am really looking forward to continuing to contribute to the excellent work Nottingham Law School does to nurture student lawyers. 

“I have 25 years of experience dealing with work place injury and fatality cases at Irwin Mitchell, as well as significant management experience, so this new position as Visiting Professor will allow me to share my knowledge with those who are laying the foundations for their own careers.

“I’m really also looking forward to continuing Irwin Mitchell’s relationship with Nottingham Law School and I hope it inspires other links between businesses and educational establishments in future so that students can get the best experience possible during their time at university.”

Professor Andrea Nollent, Dean of Nottingham Law School, also said: “Employer input is very important to Nottingham Law School and this appointment is in recognition of the tremendous support that we receive from David and Irwin Mitchell. We’re looking forward to further developing this relationship to the benefit of our students.”