Series of new senior hires in Birmingham extends firm’s private client credentials to the midlands
Irwin Mitchell has expanded its national private client team with a series of senior hires in Birmingham. The firm, which has the 2nd largest private client team in the country by fee earner count, will now be offering a full private client service in the region.
Ian Bond joined on 9 January and brings decades of experience to the firm’s private client services team, as it plans its future expansion in the Midlands with the appointment of another Partner and Associate in March. The firm already has a large family law and contentious trusts and probate team in the midlands as well as the market-leading complex personal injury and medical negligence team and a full service offering for corporate clients.
Ian joins from Thursfields, where he was Head of Wills and Estates. He specialises in trust formation and administration, wealth succession, estate planning and making wills, and is experienced in dealing with high value and complex estates.
Ian is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Law Society’s Wills & Equity Committee and its Private Client Section, he is also a Trustee of the independent Law Society Charity.
Commenting on his new role at Irwin Mitchell, partner Ian Bond said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Irwin Mitchell Private Client Services team.
“The firm has a strong reputation for successfully supporting clients with all elements of lifetime and estate planning and I’m looking forward to building on this success by extending this service to clients in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
“I have a lot of experience in supporting clients with complex needs, and helping them plan for the future, and put my clients’ needs at the centre of everything I do. I know in joining Irwin Mitchell I will be a part of a team that shares those key values of putting clients first and ensuring the best possible outcomes for their long-term futures and their families. Knowing that we also have the advantage of will dispute and family law expertise, as well as corporate and employment law services too means that I can help clients with whatever issues they may be facing.”
Expert Opinion"I’m delighted to welcome Ian to our Birmingham office in what marks an exciting time for Irwin Mitchell’s private client team. To bring Ian’s wealth of experience to the firm, and to be able to offer our clients in Birmingham and the surrounding area these services is fantastic.
"With two further senior hires in the next few months, we will soon have a strong non-contentious private client team in the midlands ready to meet the needs of our clients in the months and years ahead and complement our existing contentious trust and probate team.
"Ian has a proven track record in this field and shares our passion for supporting clients at every step of their journey. His experience will be invaluable as we look ahead and it’s a pleasure to be able to welcome him to the team." Paula Myers, Director of Private Client Legal Services