Irwin Mitchell strengthens partnership

<a class=Irwin Mitchell strengthens partnership” />Irwin Mitchell has boosted its ranks with the hire of Bracher Rawlins ­litigation partner Jeremy Marshall and Davenport Lyons employment partner John Hayes in London.

In Leeds the firm has hired ­Keeble Hawson corporate chief Paul ­Johnson as a partner.

Johnson ­specialises in legal advice to businesses seeking to grow by raising finance on the stock ­markets or through private ­investment.

The practices of Marshall and Hayes focus on white-collar crime and employment respectively.