Ambitious Legal Firm Also Hires Property Tax Partner Jennie Newton
Irwin Mitchell is continuing to invest and build strength in depth within its transactional teams with the recruitment of five senior tax lawyers including a four-strong team from Knights.
The latest move by Irwin Mitchell adds two partners and three senior associates to the firm’s Corporate & Finance team which is headed up by Simon Owen.
Moving from Knights where she was partner, Kate Featherstone will lead the Tax team at Irwin Mitchell and will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Kate is joined by her three senior associates from Knights - Jade Edgar, James Arnold and Eve Williams.
Kate Featherstone is experienced in a wide range of corporate transactions and specialises in the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A. Acting for a range of clients from start-ups to listed companies, she advises private equity funds; designs and implements employee incentive arrangements; and provides real estate tax advice for estate investments and development matters.
Also based in Birmingham, Jennie Newton joins Irwin Mitchell with over 20 years of tax experience gained from working at firms including Eversheds and Pinsent Masons. She advises individuals, partnerships and corporates on the personal and business tax implications of their property transactions. She is also a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.
The latest appointment takes the total number of qualified tax experts at Irwin Mitchell to 90.
Simon Owen, Director of Legal Services (Corporate & Finance) at Irwin Mitchell, said:
“Recruiting this team is a clear signal of our intention to grow the Corporate & Finance division at Irwin Mitchell. It is an exceptionally strong transactional tax team which complements and enhances our existing offering to our growing Corporate & Institutional client base.
“All five have a proven track record of delivering a high standard of legal advice and I’ve no doubt they will be a huge asset as we continue to invest in our business and the services that we offer to our clients.”
“We are delighted Kate, Jennie, James, Jade and Eve have chosen to join Irwin Mitchell and to trust us with the next stage of their careers. They’re not only a strong addition to our financial services sector, they also complement our existing affluent wealth tax capability and ensure our tax team across all audiences is even better connected.”
The arrival of new partners Kate Featherstone and Jennie Newton follows the arrival already this year of Financial Services partner, Jeremy Ladyman (Leeds).