Press Team Contacts

If you have a specific enquiry for the Irwin Mitchell press office, please contact the relevant member of the team using the details below or call 0114 274 4666. Alternatively, email us at:

Mark Duffell

Head of Group Communications

Mark is responsible for managing all of the public relations work carried out by Irwin Mitchell in national, regional and trade media, while also overseeing projects undertaken by the firm’s internal communications team.
Based in Sheffield, as well as providing guidance on all aspects of media-related work for our offices in the UK, he also provides advice and support to the firm on public affairs.
Tel: 0114 274 4521
Mobile: 0784 336 8237

David Shirt

Business Legal Services PR Manager

Based in Manchester, David manages the PR work carried out by the firm’s Business Legal Services teams across all of our offices, which ranges from experts in insolvency, real estate and employment, to those that specialise in regulatory investigations, environmental law and commercial litigation.
Tel: 0161 838 3094
Mobile: 0772 050 9912

Karen Roberts

Business Legal Services PR Consultant

Working alongside David, Karen provides PR support to the Business Legal Services Division based in Irwin Mitchell’s London office, with particular focus on the company’s growing Real Estate and Employment practices, as well as advising the Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Regulatory Investigations teams on PR matters.
Tel: 0207 400 8714
Mobile: 0791 722 5383

Dave Grimshaw

Personal Legal Services PR Manager

Responsible for PR related to the Personal Legal Services activities across all of our offices, Dave manages the media relations work carried out by a team of in-house and agency staff.
His remit covers all of the law firm’s personal injury teams, its private client experts in areas including family law and wills, as well as its public law specialists and motor department.
Phone: 0114 274 4397
Mobile: 07435 973 106

Helen Bailey

Personal Legal Services PR Officer

Helen also provides PR support to the Personal Legal Services side of the firm, focusing primarily on the activities of the teams in based at the firm’s Birmingham, London and Bristol offices.
Tel: 0114 274 4256
Mobile: 0743 596 9951

Rob Dixon

Online PR Officer

Working on both Personal Legal Services and Business Legal Services PR projects, Rob’s role based in Sheffield includes updating content on the Media Centre section of the Irwin Mitchell site, as well as writing articles with comment from the firm’s experts on the latest news stories relevant to their various practice areas.
He is also involved in working on the firm’s social media presence and day-to-day media enquiries.
Tel: 0114 274 4617
Mobile: 0750 148 2083

Davina Flaherty

PR Officer

Davina Flaherty
Based in our Leeds and Sheffield offices, Davina also provides PR support for Personal Legal Services, covering personal injury, private client and public law.
Tel: 0113 394 6810

Emma Tobin

Head of Internal Communications

Emma Tobin
Emma is responsible for designing, implementing and driving the firm’s Internal Communications strategy, and overseeing its Social Responsibility activity. Emma is based in our Leeds and Sheffield offices.
Tel: 0113 394 6837

Asha Stuttard

PR Officer

Asha Stuttard
Asha supports the firm’s Internal Communication and Social Responsibility activity. Asha is based in our Leeds and Sheffield offices.
Tel: 0114 274 4903