Key Partner Hire Has ‘Crucial’ Role To Play In Fuelling Law Firm’s Growth Plans
Irwin Mitchell has appointed Ben Middleton as its Director of Sales as part of a major reorganisation at the law firm which is focussed on growth and meeting clients’ needs more effectively.
Ben, who has previous experience at Addleshaw Goddard and KPMG, has over 20 years of experience in developing expertise in sales, business development, client relationship management and growth strategy.
Ben, who has also been appointed as a partner, will report to Chief Commercial Officer, Vicky Brackett.
Irwin Mitchell recently announced that it had changed its operational structure in order to accelerate growth over the next four years.
Previously organised into three divisions – Personal Injury, Business Legal Services and Private Wealth – the firm has now established Client Services and Commercial Growth Teams.
As part of the new structure Litigation partner Hannah Clipston has been appointed to Director of Strategic Growth (Corporate) and Personal Injury partner, Mandy Luckman, has been appointed to Director of Strategic Growth (Seriously Injured & Vulnerable).
Expert Opinion“Ben joins Irwin Mitchell at a very exciting time. We have some ambitious growth plans and Ben, as our Director of Sales, has a crucial role to play in helping us achieve them.
“Ben has a wealth of experience and with our new structure in place, which puts the client even more at the centre of what we do, I’m confident we can successfully accelerate our growth plans.”
Victoria Brackett - Group Chief Commercial Officer
Irwin Mitchell has recently been ranked number one for overall client service out of the top 25 firms across all areas of law by the independent Legal 500 guide.
The group plans to invest heavily in technology and people in the next few years to help it realise its financial growth – all colleagues are fully mobile and Irwin Mitchell recently announced its intention to follow a fully Flexible by Choice approach to working post-pandemic.
Irwin Mitchell also repaid its LLP furlough costs and paid all colleagues an additional 3% COVID thank you bonus in April.