Honorary Degree For Irwin Mitchell's National Real Estate Head

Paul Firth Receives Honorary Doctorate For Services To Sheffield And Its Region


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Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield-based National Head of Real Estate, Paul Firth, is amongst 10 high profile individuals to receive an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield this week.

Paul, who received his honour on Wednesday 23 July, was awarded the degree in recognition of distinguished pro bono service to Sheffield and its region - most especially as one of the University’s Pro-Chancellors, as Chair of Creative Sheffield and of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity Trust.

Paul Firth who is also Regional Managing Partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office, said:

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To receive this honorary doctorate from The University of Sheffield is of course a great honour and one that I’m very proud of. Sheffield is a city that I am passionate about and I’m delighted to have been able to play a role in its development over the years.”
Paul Firth, Partner

Other recipients included Dr Jim O’Neill, Paul Mason, Kathryn Riddle, Professor Nicholas Hastie, Professor Graeme Barker, Professor Donal Bradley, Alev Yaraman, The Right Reverend Dr John Chew and the Duke of Devonshire.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said:

"We are delighted to award honorary degrees to such eminent individuals who have made such a significant contribution to their fields.

"In many fields, our honorary graduates inspire our students of what is possible, and remind them that the world is their oyster as they go on to develop their own careers and act as a force for great good in communities and countries all over the world."

A member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield has a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines. It has been named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2011 for its exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.