Irwin Mitchell elevates six to partnership; offers equity to non-lawyer

April 18, 2012 Irwin Mitchell has elevated six to the partnership in its annual promotions round, with four joining the salaried partnership two joining the equity partnership in its annual promotions round.

Non-lawyer operations director Gary Jackson joined the equity partnership in Sheffield. Jackson is the beneficiary of recent law reform in the UK, which permit non-lawyers to have an ownership stake in law firms. Equity status was also awarded to the firm’s head of serious injury, Jonathan Betts who is based in Manchester.

Promotions to the rank of salaried partner went to real estate associate Tom Hall, professional negligence specialist Adam Draper and motor team lawyer Phil Tomkinson in the Sheffield office, while Tom Seabrook was promoted in the Manchester property litigation team.

Irwin Mitchell chief executive John Pickering said: "These appointments come at a pivotal time for Irwin Mitchell, as we prepare to become an alternative business structure, and the fact that these promotions cover various areas of our business yet again demonstrates the breadth and very high quality of the services we are able to offer private and commercial clients.

"It also underlines our commitment to developing people from all areas within the firm, including again people from a non-legal background, and recognises their achievements and the contribution from every part of Irwin Mitchell in supporting our growth strategy."

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