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Irwin Mitchell Expands Employment Team With Senior Hire

Birmingham Office Builds on Legal 500 Success


The Birmingham office of national law firm, Irwin Mitchell, has appointed Associate Omer Simjee to its Employment team.

Joining from Pinsent Masons in Birmingham, Omer is an employment lawyer experienced in advising a range of companies including multi-national organisations, financial institutions, IT and outsourcing companies and manufacturing businesses.

Omer is a robust litigator with a track record of success defending claims in the Employment Tribunal.  Day to day, Omer is involved with drafting employment documentation and advising on strategic HR issues.  He has particular expertise in TUPE, redundancies, outsourcing and managing senior executive exits. 

Omer is also a business immigration specialist who is experienced in bringing executives into the UK and in assisting corporate clients to comply with their obligations to prevent illegal working.

Fergal Dowling, Employment Partner and Head of Business at Irwin Mitchell's Birmingham office, said: “Omer is an important addition to our employment team and his appointment signifies our continued investment in building a team capable of providing first class legal services for the corporate market.

“Irwin Mitchell certainly recognises the difficulties and challenges faced by businesses in the current economic climate. We believe it’s vitally important therefore that as we build our market share, we grow the team with specialists who understand the needs of clients and have the expertise to support them and make a difference.

“We’re delighted that Omer has joined us and I’m confident that he will be an asset as we continue to expand.”

Commenting on his appointment, Omer said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Irwin Mitchell and I am looking forward to applying my experiences to helping the firm realise its ambition to become a serious player in the commercial side of the legal market.”

Other recent appointments to Irwin Mitchell’s business team in Birmingham include outsourcing specialist Mark Neale, Real Estate tax Partner Alex Barnes, and property planning expert Holly Trotman.

Irwin Mitchell was recently named as the 12th most innovative law firm in Europe. The firm also won an award for the best Corporate Strategy at the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyer Awards.