Latest Partner Hire Will Bolster Firm’s Expertise In ‘Pivotal’ Sector
Irwin Mitchell has recruited Charlotte Rees-John to head up its Consumer Goods and Services sector as the law firm continues to roll out its growth plans and bolster its specialist legal and industry expertise for corporates and institutions.
Charlotte is an employment law partner and moves to Irwin Mitchell from Freeths. She has significant experience advising businesses operating in the consumer sector including Costa, McArthurGlen Designer Shopping outlets, Wing Stop, PureGym, McDonald’s, Arcadia Group and Pets at Home. Charlotte has also acted for well-known global logistics providers.
Charlotte advises her clients in all areas of employment law and is highly valued as a commercial advisor and client relationship manager.
At Irwin Mitchell Charlotte will continue her client-facing role whilst also dedicating a significant proportion of her time to growing the firm’s market share in the consumer sector.
Expert Opinion“Building our expertise in the consumer sector is pivotal to our strategic growth plans and we’re really excited to have Charlotte on board to help us deliver these plans. The needs and values of the consumer have changed rapidly and continue to evolve in light of economic, political, environmental considerations. Charlotte has a deep understanding of these needs, expectations and trends and has a proven track record for helping businesses with efficient legal solutions that proactively respond to these needs and help them maintain their competitive edge in the sector.” Hannah Clipston - Director of Strategic Growth (Corporates ＆ Institutions)
Commenting on her appointment to Irwin Mitchell, Charlotte added:
“Irwin Mitchell has a strong team of experts advising some very well-known hospitality, leisure and retail brands. Joining Irwin Mitchell is a hugely exciting opportunity and I look forward to helping it build its reputation further and enabling it to continue growing market share in the consumer arena.”
Irwin Mitchell’s consumer sector team offers a full range of legal services. These include IP and brand management; M&A and corporate; digital and data protection, employment; regulatory, governance and risk management, dispute resolution, real estate and planning; distribution and supply chain management; environmental law; and finance and investment.
Charlotte becomes the 13th partner to join Irwin Mitchell since the start of the year and follows the recent arrival of Marcus Collins (IP), Helen Kidd (employment law) and Sam Knight (property).