Irwin Mitchell appoints two non-lawyers to equity partnership

May 28, 2010 Irwin Mitchell has become one of the first top UK firms to convert to Legal Disciplinary Partnership (LDP) status, after making up two non-lawyers to the firm's equity partnership: financial director Mark Dakin and costs manager Steven Green. Changes to the Legal Services Act – which came into effect in March 2009 - permit non-lawyers to form up to 25% of a law firm's partnership.

Irwin Mitchell's annual promotions round has seen eight lawyers made up to the firm's salaried partnership, bringing the total number of partners to 147.

The details of the promotions are as follows:

Leeds
Glenn Hayes, employment
Carolyn Heaton, personal injury

Birmingham
Mandy Luckman, personal injury
Stephen Nye, personal injury

Manchester
Matthew Brown, personal injury

Sheffield
Jonathan Scarsbrook, insurance
Helen Ashton, personal injury
Tom Mather, personal injury

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