New Complex Personal Injury Lead Partner For Irwin Mitchell As It Signals Exciting Growth Ambitions In Scotland

Irwin Mitchell has recruited an experienced Partner to spearhead its Complex Personal Injury team in Scotland as it plans significant growth north of the border.

Kim Leslie has been a qualified solicitor specialising in personal injury law for 24 years, a Partner since 2009 and joins Irwin Mitchell from Digby Brown. She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law and is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She is also an Executive Director of Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (June 2020 – present).

Leslie specialises in abuse and criminal injury claims and will join the existing Irwin Mitchell Scotland personal injury team alongside senior associate David Bell. Her substantial record includes a wide range of personal injury work and international claims and she has been ‘instrumental in leading numerous complex claims’, according to the firm.

Irwin Mitchell nationally is a full-service law firm and is known in Scotland for its work supporting the victims of major incidents such as the Edinburgh Legionnaires disease outbreak and the Glasgow Clutha Pub Helicopter crash.

Earlier this year Irwin Mitchell completed an investment Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (which has five offices across Scotland) which will see the two firms work collaboratively to grow their Scottish market share.

Mark Higgins, Managing Partner for Irwin Mitchell Scotland, said:

“Kim is a great addition to our complex personal injury team and we’re delighted to have her on board as we seek to significantly grow our PI practice in Scotland.

“It’s a really exciting time for Irwin Mitchell in Scotland with this addition to the team together with our investment in Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie and more to come over the coming months. We’re looking forward to being able to help even more clients, whether individuals or businesses.”

Leslie said:

“Irwin Mitchell is a powerhouse in complex personal injury nationally and has a massive support network to help injured clients realise their full potential despite having experienced life changing and complex injuries. I am excited to be able to lead on Irwin Mitchell’s ambitious grow plans for Scotland and support clients to access help to address all of their needs.  I look forward to working with the team to help more personal injury clients get the justice they deserve.”

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