Irwin Mitchell hires top family law specialist in Manchester

Newly appointed Senior Associate Solicitor Emma Benson

Irwin Mitchell hires top family law specialist in Manchester

Strategic hire shows commitment to firm’s family law offering in the North West

Irwin Mitchell has strengthened its commitment to family law in the North West with the appointment of Senior Associate Solicitor Emma Benson, further adding to one of the largest family law teams in the country.

Emma joins Irwin Mitchell from JMW LLP and is experienced in a wide range of family matters. She is well-known for handling complex financial issues following the breakdown of relationships and issues relating to the arrangements for children. She has also been recognised as a “Rising Star” in The Legal 500 UK for the third successive year.

Commenting on her appointment, Emma Benson said:

“Having grown up and been to school in Cheshire, I recognised the great opportunities for a legal career in Manchester, serving clients regionally and nationally, and working with the wider professional community. I look forward to working with such a talented and highly regarded family law team at such an exciting time.”

The firm has also shown its commitment to developing its existing family law talent in the region by recently promoted several solicitors across offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. Roopen Kalirai and James Henshall were promoted to Associate Solicitor, Lara Tucker and Maisie Huynh were promoted from Associate to Senior Associate, and Helen Revill was promoted to Partner. In addition to these promotions, the firm appointed family law Partners Claire Filer and Fran Hipperson in London last month – both bringing a wealth of expertise in complex family law issues.

Ros Bever, National Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Family Law team, said:

“I am delighted to be growing the already incredibly strong family law team here at Irwin Mitchell with some exceptional talent. We are committed to providing true expertise in the family law space, not only in the North West region, but across the whole country. Our specialist team continues to go from strength to strength – we’re really focusing on how to achieve the best outcomes for our clients by nurturing our own talent and bringing in the best from the region. I am really excited to have a rising star like Emma on board, and look forward to working with her.”

The Irwin Mitchell family law team has also recently appointed specialist therapists and launched a Mediation Support Service earlier this year to help clients with the wider elements of mediation beyond the legal aspects.

Jamie Lennox

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