Irwin Mitchell in Southampton has announced that Nicola Maier and Rob Coleridge have been promoted to senior associate.

Nicola is head of Irwin Mitchell's South Coast Asbestos team and has particular expertise in representing mesothelioma patients and their families.

Rob has considerable commercial litigation experience, with a particular focus on high value contractual, negligence, fraud, and breach of confidence disputes, often with an international perspective.

Nationally, Irwin Mitchell announced 117 associate and senior associate promotions. In total, 47 personal injury, 28 business and 10 private wealth lawyers from across 13 offices have been promoted. There are nine promotions within Irwin Mitchell’s Group companies, Ascent and IM Asset Management, as well 23 from group services - the business support function which includes marketing, IT, finance, Risk and Compliance and HR.