National firm Irwin Mitchell has elected 11 partners in its latest promotion round, after axing partners last year to ensure ‘continued profitable growth’.

Of the new 11 partners – up from eight promoted in 2019 – eight are female and three trained and qualified at the firm. The appointments take effect from 1 May.

Andrew Tucker, group chief executive at Irwin Mitchell, said: ‘When you take into account our new associates and senior associates, this year we’ve promoted almost 100 people across our group, which is another clear sign of the continued emphasis we place on investing and developing our people.

‘The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has made getting professional and timely advice more important than ever for people and businesses. Our advisory services are seeing that demand from clients and it’s important we continue to build our group to support that.’

Last year, the firm announced partner exits following a review of the future needs of the business. Companies House records from January show that almost 30 members of the LLP departed last financial year, although around 18 new members were appointed.

Irwin Mitchell’s partner announcement is the latest in a series of strong promotion rounds. However, two City firms – Ashurst and Simmons & Simmons – have deferred the election of partners, citing disruption caused by coronavirus.