Further Recognition For Irwin Mitchell’s Strong Litigation Credentials
For the second year in a row, an Irwin Mitchell employment lawyer has been named in the ‘Hot 100’ by leading trade publication, The Lawyer.
Shazia Khan, partner in the firm’s Employment and Professional Discipline team, has been named in the prestigious list for her ground breaking work in a number of high profile litigation cases over the last 12 months.
In one of these cases, Shazia acted on behalf of Semhar Tesfagiorgis, an Eritrean who has worked as a croupier at Mayfair casino Aspinall’s, where managers had turned a blind eye to racism.
Shazia also led a complex group action case for 66 agency workers against Angard Staffing Solutions and Royal Mail Group. Here she successfully challenged a ‘status’ appeal brought by Angard and Royal Mail to the EAT, who confirmed her clients were agency workers and should not be denied agency worker rights.
Shazia’s appearance in 2021’s Hot 100 follows on from fellow employment partner, Emilie Cole, who last year won plaudits by The Lawyer for her successful Supreme Court case where she acted on behalf of district judge Claire Gilham.
In addition to Shazia and Emilie, Irwin Mitchell’s National Head of Family, Ros Bever, and Head of the London office, Alison Eddy, have appeared in the high profile list in previous years.
Fergal Dowling, National Head of the Employment team at Irwin Mitchell, said:
Expert Opinion“It’s great for Irwin Mitchell to be recognised again in the latest Hot 100. This latest listing highlights not only the strength of our employment team, but the high profile litigation work that we able to attract and the positive outcomes for clients that we are able to secure.” Fergal Dowling - Partner
Expert Opinion“I am delighted to have been listed in the Lawyer Hot 100 amongst such a talented and diverse group of lawyers. The 2021 listing is a true testament to the rich tapestry of the legal profession which I am proud to celebrate, hats off to the Lawyer for such a positive contribution to the equality and diversity agenda!” Shazia Khan - Partner
Irwin Mitchell’s national employment team consists of 80 lawyers across the country and was named Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Personnel Today Awards in 2019.