Elaine Huttley To Lead 70 Strong Team
Law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced that partner Elaine Huttley has been promoted to National Head of Employment.
Elaine has been at Irwin Mitchell for seven years and as part of her new role, she will lead the firm’s 14 partner, 70-strong national team.
Expert Opinion"I am truly honoured to have been promoted to the position of National Head of Employment at Irwin Mitchell. It is a testament to the support and opportunities I have received during my time with the firm. I am eager to continue working with the talented team and delivering exceptional service to our clients.
“My approach has always been to work in partnership with clients and to understand their business so that the advice I provide is relevant, practical and commercial. Our success as an employment team is because we aren’t just good at the law, which is a given, but more importantly our clients consider our lawyers to be trusted advisors and an extension of their own internal team. As we move forward, I look forward to building on these successes and to continue to grow these important relationships.”
Elaine Huttley, partner at Irwin Mitchell
Fergal Dowling, Director of Legal Services (Commercial Advisory & Disputes) at Irwin Mitchell, commented: "Elaine's promotion to National Head of Employment is a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding skills and contributions, and reflects her exceptional skills, dedication, and long-standing commitment to the firm.
“She has considerable experience in advising on all aspects of the employment relationship and her expertise in handling complex employment matters has been instrumental in the success of our team. I have no doubt that Elaine will continue to excel in her new role and further strengthen our capabilities."
Over the past year, Irwin Mitchell's employment team has showcased their strength by proactively supporting HR leaders in addressing challenges related to staff recruitment and retention, skills gap, wellbeing, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), and fostering positive organisational cultures.
Their comprehensive solutions have included developing interactive online training modules on EDI practices, launching campaigns to raise awareness of trans-rights and menopause in the workplace, providing sector-focused support to anticipate legal changes, assisting charities with various challenges, establishing thought leadership initiatives, and offering cost-effective services to control employment law costs.