Irwin Mitchell bags Withers risk expert

Irwin Mitchell has hired Sue Weatherson as its risk and ­compliance director.

Weatherson, who will report directly to managing partner John Pickering, joins from Withers, where she held the same position. At Irwin Mithcell she will also manage Irwin Mitchell’s client matter inception procedures and its business continuity programme, as well as training partners on risk ­matters. She replaces partner Louise Sykes, who will now focus on leading Irwin Mitchell’s wills, trusts and estate disputes team.