Irwin Mitchell Announces 32 Associate Promotions

Follows On From Double-Digit Partner Promotions Earlier This Year


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

Leading legal services business Irwin Mitchell has again demonstrated its commitment to continued investment and expansion with the promotion of a record number of Associates for the second year in a row.

The 32 newly promoted Associates represent the firm’s Business and Personal Legal Services teams and include both Solicitors and members of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Support function.

Announcing the latest raft of promotions, Group Chief Executive Andrew Tucker said the high number reflects the strong calibre of the applications and the importance that Irwin Mitchell places in personal development.

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Creating opportunities for our people to develop their careers is the foundation for success as a group in the future. We have ambitious plans to grow as a Group, but it’s our people who will enable us to achieve our objectives. It’s a key priority therefore for me and my Executive teams to give everyone the support they need to enable them to do that to the best of their ability.”
Andrew Tucker, Group Chief Executive & Partner

In London, Real Estate Solicitors John Arey, Vanessa Greaves and Emma McPeake have been promoted, whilst Anne-Marie Irwin in the Public Law team and Banking & Finance specialist Sarah Gauer also both moved up.

Within the Sheffield office, Court of Protection Solicitor Adele Kerrigan, Stacy Clements from the Personal Injury team, Melanie Hadwin in Family and Claudia Hall from the Wills, Trust & Probate department, were promoted. Real Estate Solicitor, David Goy moved up to Associate, as did Insolvency lawyer Tom Paton.

Also in Sheffield, Paul Salkeld and Martyn Levitt from Irwin Mitchell’s Business Development & Communications team have been appointed to Associate along with Dennis Eales in the Finance division. Within Leeds, Real Estate Solicitor David Cowgill was also promoted.

Nine of the new Associates are based in Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office and include Kelly Ferguson, Amandeep Samra, Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, Simon Prew and Kate Hewson from the Personal Legal Services team.

Birmingham-based Banking & Finance Solicitor, Natalie Barnes, and Employment lawyers Kate Harris and Samantha Owen were promoted, as was Victoria McNamee from Risk and Compliance.

In Manchester Shilpi Jairath in Irwin Mitchell’s debt rehabilitation Group company, Ascent, moved up, as did Kevin Saul and Sharon Williams in Personal Injury and Jenna Lucas in the Family team.

Newcastle Personal Injury Solicitors Jane Pyrah and Lindsey Henderson were also successful along with Hayley Trim in the Bristol Family team and PI Solicitor Laura Barlow who is based in the recently opened Southampton office.

Earlier this month, Irwin Mitchell acquired Berkeley Law. The Mayfair-based firm specialises in wealth advice for high-net-worth individuals in the UK and overseas and marked the sixth acquisition by the Group since it became an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in 2012. This came in a year in which it has also launched IMe Law Ltd, an ABS venture with FTSE250 insurer esure, and opened two new regional offices.