Irwin Mitchell elects PI head as new chief

Irwin Mitchell personal injury (PI) head John Pickering has been elected unopposed to the post of managing partner.

­Pickering will replace the incumbent Howard Culley, who is expected to relinquish his role at the end of April 2009. Irwin Mitchell senior partner Michael Napier said continuity of strong management and leadership were crucial for the firm.

Pickering has headed the PI division at Irwin Mitchell for the past 20 years.