MPH speeds up legal firm’s growth

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Irwin Mitchell has expanded its personal injury division by acquiring specialist solicitors McCool Patterson Hemsi – better known as MPH.

The deal is the latest in a series completed during the last year by the Sheffield-based national law firm, which earlier this year became the first multiple-licensed law firm, operating under the new Alternative Business Structure with an income in excess of £200 million.

Irwin Mitchell group chief executive, John Pickering, said the MPH deal was the latest stage of the firm’s well-developed plans for growing all areas of its business.

Mr Pickering said: “We believe the MPH team will be a valuable addition to what is already an extremely experienced, expert team at Irwin Mitchell.”

All five of MPH’s directors are joining Irwin Mitchell, along with their team of 24 lawyers and support staff specialising in serious injury, clinical negligence and armed forces work

MPH director Geraldine McCool said: “These are difficult times for victims of personal injury and clinical negligence and their families due to recent funding and procedural changes. We believe that having access to greater resources, ancillary services and like-minded lawyers will help us to help them.”