Helen Kidd Becomes Tenth New Partner To Join Since Start Of 2022
Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of new employment law partner, Helen Kidd, to its Manchester office.
Joining from Knights, Helen is experienced in the full range of employment law issues -specialising in complex employment tribunal litigation, reorganisations, redundancies and TUPE. She acts for both senior executives and businesses across a range of sectors including retail, manufacturing and logistics.
Helen supports her clients on all day-to-day employment and HR issues, including performance management, dismissals, long-term sickness absence and discrimination complaints.
Commenting on her arrival, Helen Kidd said: “The area of employment law continues to be challenging for both businesses and individuals.
“HR professionals are, for example, now dealing with the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on wellbeing and mental health, along with the challenges and opportunities around hybrid working.
“The agenda for the profession has never been so busy but it’s our responsibility to help businesses and individuals navigate difficulties, whilst helping them to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.
“Irwin Mitchell has a very strong reputation for employment law services and I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of my new colleagues across the business.
“I have been impressed by its clear purpose and well-articulated growth strategy which is focussed on each client’s individual journey. I find this approach to be really refreshing and believe it will ensure the firm continues to differentiate itself in what is a crowded market.”
Irwin Mitchell’s employment team boasts a team of over 70 lawyers and has partner group of 11.
Expert Opinion“Helen’s appointment is part of our commitment to always provide our clients with the highest quality employment law advice available. Her skills and expertise complement our national team extremely well and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.” Fergal Dowling - Partner & Director of Legal Services (Commercial Advisory ＆ Disputes)
Helen is Irwin Mitchell’s 10th partner appointment since the beginning of 2022 and she follows the arrival of two other employment partners, Danielle Parsons and Deborah Casale, who joined last year.
In addition to its newly recruited partners, Irwin Mitchell announced in May that it had added 13 new partners as part of this year’s promotion round.
It also recently announced two new offices in Cardiff and Liverpool and has continued with its ‘Flexible By Choice’ ways of hybrid working empowering colleagues to make their own decisions about where and when they will work subject to client requirements.