Irwin Mitchell has promoted award-winning family and divorce lawyer Ros Bever as its new head of family law.
Ros has carved out a strong reputation in recent years for taking on innovative high-value complex cases including a double victory in the Supreme Court in the Sharland and Gohil cases on non-disclosure.
Having led the Manchester family team at the firm Ros has now been promoted to lead the national team which has 12 partners across the country. The law firm launched Irwin Mitchell private wealth last year following the merger with Thomas Eggar and acquisition of Berkeley Law bringing together its private client teams including: family law; wills, trusts and estates disputes; tax, trust and estates; and residential property.
Previous head of family law Martin Loxley is retiring but will remain with the firm as a consultant and will continue to work with clients in Sheffield.
Ros specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships especially complex financial settlements often involving businesses, trusts, pensions and foreign property. She has extensive knowledge of co-habitation disputes and pre and post nuptial agreements.
Ros is one of high net worth magazine Spear’s Top Family Lawyers and is a resolution accredited specialist. She is named as a leading individual in the Legal 500 ranking where her team is also ranked number one in the North West.
Craig Marshall, chief executive of personal legal services at Irwin Mitchell said: ’Our private wealth team, including family law, goes from strength to strength. We continue to attract excellent clients and have proved on several occasions that where appropriate we are prepared to take their cases all the way to the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court to achieve the best possible results for them.’
‘Ros is a very highly regarded family lawyer and we are sure that she will do a great job in leading our excellent team of specialists across the country.’
Ros said: ’At Irwin Mitchell we have been at the forefront of family law in the UK for a number of years regularly bringing challenging complex cases to the highest courts as we fight for our clients. There is an impressive team of lawyers at Irwin Mitchell private wealth working to achieve the best possible results for their clients in all of our offices and I’m delighted to be given this opportunity.’
’The family law team is not only award-winning but it is highly regarded by clients both not only for the excellent legal work but also because of the firm’s approach to treating clients as people and really understanding what they need.’
’Having launched Irwin Mitchell private wealth last year it’s an exciting time to be leading the team as we seek to work more closely with our colleagues in other areas across the firm.’