Law firm combines four specialist teams

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LAW firm Irwin Mitchell says combining the expertise of four specialist teams into one new brand is the ‘next stage of the journey’ to creating a market-leading private wealth business.

Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth will bring together the existing expertise of the teams from Berkeley Law, Berkeley Hurrell, Thomas Eggar and Irwin Mitchell.

Berkeley Law, Berkeley Hurrell and Thomas Eggar’s wealth teams began the transition to the new Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth banner at the beginning of May. When complete it will have more than 40 partners and nearly 500 staff in 15 locations across the UK including Southampton.

It will also offer clients wider access to the group’s complementary services, including its business legal services expertise.

Thomas Eggar’s teams and buildings will switch to the Irwin Mitchell brand on May 31.

Craig Marshall, chief executive of personal legal services at Irwin Mitchell, said: ‘The launch of Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth is the next stage of our journey to becoming a market-leading service for private individuals.

‘It builds on the fantastic reputation our teams already have for their expertise and client care.’

The news follows the announcement of the merger between Irwin Mitchell and Thomas Eggar in December 2015, which created a top-five private wealth legal team.