By DebbieH 18 Apr 2012 7 min read

New legal partner appointments at Irwin Mitchell, BLP and LG

Irwin Mitchell, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Lawrence Graham (LG) have all announced promotions.

Irwin Mitchell has announced that four lawyers are to be promoted to the partnership from 1 May 2012. Two Partners, including a non-lawyer will also be promoted to membership status.

Group Chief Executive John Pickering said the appointments reflected the top quality offering provided to personal, business and institutional clients.

The appointments will take the number of partners at Irwin Mitchell to 174.

Operations Director Gary Jackson will be added to the non-lawyer contingent of Members. Personal Injury Partner, Jonathan Betts, who heads up the spinal injury team in Manchester, has also been promoted to Member.

Joining Irwin Mitchell’s growing list of partners in its Business Legal Services division are Sheffield-based property lawyer Tom Hall and banking and finance litigation specialist Tom Seabrook, based in Manchester.

In the Personal Legal Services division, Adam Draper steps up from associate to partner in the specialist Contentious Probate team, while Phil Tomkinson is promoted to partner in the firm’s Motor team. Both are based in Sheffield.

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is to appoint 11 new partners – the firm’s City arm will gaining nine new partners and Singapore and Abu Dhabi will add one new partner each from 1 May 2012.

In London one non fee-earner, the firm’s head of risk Nicole Bigby is to be appointed partner. The remaining City promotions will be made up of Michael Weir in corporate, Daisy Reeves in finance, Catherine Gelder, Amir Ghaffari and Neil Owen in dispute resolution and Celia Berg, Deepa Deb and Nick Skea-Strachan in real estate.

Marius Toime has been added to the partnership in the firm’s risk practice in Singapore and Charles Lilley has been made up in the litigation group in Abu Dhabi.

Lawrence Graham (LG) has also promoted four lawyers to its partnership, Rose Chamberlayne will be added to the partnership in the private capital practice, Jon Lent in finance and Carole Peet and Caroline Walker made up in the real estate group.

Chamberlayne previously worked at Simmons & Simmons before joining the firm in 2006, while Peet was previously a partner at Eversheds and legacy Denton Wilde Sapte, before joining LG as a consultant. Both Walker and Lent trained at LG.