Law firm Irwin Mitchell is set to promote no less than 14 employees to partner status next month as it reacts to the changing marketplace.
The record number of promotions at the firm, which has a major Birmingham office on Temple Street, are set to be rubber stamped on May 1, subject to approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Chief executive John Pickering said the move – which will see nine solicitors and four non-lawyers promoted to partnership status – was testament to the strength of the business.
He said: “One of Irwin Mitchell’s strengths is the diversity of its offering and yet again, this announcement reflects that, covering our work with business and private clients. On top of that, once again we can also demonstrate the value we place on the role people from non-legal backgrounds play in the success of our firm and the service to the most important people of all, our clients. We will always reward people on the basis of the value they bring to our business and we are delighted to be able to do that again this year.”
Irwin Mitchell recently revealed Chris Rawstron would head up its business team in Birmingham.
The new people being promoted are lawyers Neil Whiteley, Rachael Aram, Sarah Rowland, Luke Daniels, Alex Rook, Rosemary Giles, Andrew Wallis, Claire Quinn, Doug Robertson and Daniel Brumpton.
The four further appointments are to associate director – which is the equivalent of partner status at the firm – and sees David Robinson, Danny Varhalamas, Janet Sandford and Mark Duffell climb up the ladder. Mr Pickering added: “The legal sector is changing and all of our people have a major role to play in helping us achieve our vision of becoming the legal brand of choice.”