Irwin Mitchell in 50-strong promotion round

Irwin Mitchell in Yorkshire has announced that 50 of its employees across its legal and group services teams have been promoted to either associate or senior associate.

From business legal services (BLS) division, the newly promoted senior associates are Emma Windle (criminal and regulatory investigations); Jennifer Walton and Padma Tadi (employment); Sarah Field-Blesic (operations); and Clare Davitt (real estate).

The senior associates in personal injury are Simone Hardy (workplace illness); Anna Stacey and Georgina Houston (medical negligence); and Claire Pilsworth, Lucy Lenehan and David Withers (serious injury).

The new group services senior associates are Robert Cowling (sales and marketing); Jayne Barton (operations); Eamon Kelly, David Belfield and Karen Noice (finance); Wayne Neely (IT); and Karen Causier and Marianne Buckley (risk and compliance).

In the Irwin Mitchell Group subsidiary companies, the new senior associates are Christian Driffield (Ascent); and Lewis Giaramita, John Gillies and Jeff Lader (Irwin Mitchell Asset Management).

The new associates are Ruth Butt and Rebecca Denvers (employment); Sophie Shuttleworth (insolvency); Emily Sinclair and Daniel Woolnough (real estate); Kirstie Williamson (tax, trusts and estates); Maisie Huynh and Joanne Warnock (family); Guy Rust (Court of Protection); Jodie Davis (costs); Matthew Newbould (group actions); David King and Joanne Witherington (serious injury); Samuel Hill and Ross McWilliams (medical negligence); Samantha Patrick (public law); and Katy Bailey (fast track).

The new group services associates are Thomas Lindsay, Helen York and Sarah Wilson (IT);  Melanie Bancroft, Christian Betts, Tom Richardson, Natalie Thorpe and Louise Strutt (sales and marketing); Ryan Rowland, Nick Rogers, Philippa Latham (finance); and Jill Henderson (HR).

Group chief executive Andrew Tucker said he was proud to be announcing the promotions, particularly as they recognise Irwin Mitchell’s strength in depth and its continued focus on developing talent from within.  

Tucker said: “I’m delighted to confirm and congratulate our new associates and senior associates at Irwin Mitchell. Once again, the successful candidates reflect the range and breadth of talent that we have across the group.”

“Irwin Mitchell is a business that has always evolved to meet new challenges and in order to ensure we continue to do this, we believe it is vital to not only recognise but continually invest in our senior members of staff.”

Tucker added: “Developing our people is a key priority for Irwin Mitchell because they’re the ones who’ll drive us forward and deliver success for our clients. We have invested heavily in providing a clear pathway for our people to progress, and we look forward to ensuring that our new associates and senior associates are supported on the next step of their career journey.”

Nationally, Irwin Mitchell announced 117 associate and senior associate promotions.

In total, 47 personal injury, 28 business and 10 private wealth lawyers across 13 offices have been promoted.

There are nine promotions within Irwin Mitchell’s Group companies, Ascent and Irwin Mitchell Asset Management, as well 23 from group services—the business support function that includes marketing, IT, finance, risk and compliance, and HR.