Private Wealth And Employment Team Wins Build On Firm’s Litigation Powerhouse Reputation
Irwin Mitchell has reaffirmed its leading litigation credentials after winning two different cases in the Supreme Court on the same day.
The first of the two cases involves the Judge Gilham who has won her whistle-blowing case against the Ministry of Justice.
With the help of Emilie Cole, an employment partner at Irwin Mitchell, the Court of Appeal ruling which said judges shouldn’t have whistleblowing protection was overturned by the UK’s highest court on the basis that it’s a human right.
The second case, led by Anthony Nixon from Tax, Trusts and Estates and Clementine Burch in our Litigation team, ruled that a gift by will to a charitable trust subject to the law of Jersey is exempt from inheritance tax.
Representing executors of the will in question, Irwin Mitchell brought the Routier & Venables v HMRC challenge to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal had ruled that a restriction to UK charities was justified by the need for “effective fiscal supervision”.
Expert Opinion“Today’s success clearly demonstrates the strength of our litigation expertise and the sheer determination we have to get justice for our clients. In both cases, Emilie and Anthony have represented their clients for many years and these victories reflects their hard work and tenacity, particularly as these two judgments overturn all other previous court rulings.” Andrew Tucker - Group Chief Executive & Partner
Earlier this year, The Lawyer revealed that Irwin Mitchell’s was the third most active firm in the UK courts.
According to The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker in 2018, the firm was named as the third most active firm in the UK courts. It said Irwin Mitchell was involved with 42 cases and number one in the Queen’s Bench division of the High Court between 2016 and 2018.
The Litigation Tracker also revealed Irwin Mitchell was the second most active in the Court of Appeal Civil Division with 33 cases and had been involved in six Supreme Court cases since 2016.