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Exclusive: Irwin Mitchell celebrates Prince death with desperate marketing
29 April 2016
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Irwin Mitchell has hastily deleted and then reposted a Tweet which tastefully uses Prince's death to flog probate services.

Last Thursday, the multi-talented superstar was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. Six days later, Irwin Mitchell marked his passing with all due ambulance-chasing respect by tweeting, "#WillDispute expert Paula Myers says #Prince tragedy shows the importance of leaving a #Will".

   I wanna be your lawyer

Irwin Mitchell swiftly deleted its desperate marketing, but then posted it again on Thursday. The article to which it links remains live on Irwin Mitchell's website and contains more crocodile tears than a Jimmy Nail concert in a Caiman boot factory.

In her "Expert Opinion", IM partner Paula Myers consoles fans of the former artist known as Prince by explaining that "losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things any of us have to go through". Referring to the Purple One's prodigious success, or perhaps the fact that he was only five foot two, Myers writes that "it’s highly unusual for a person of Prince’s stature to die without leaving a Will". While it's too late for Prince, his "tragic case" can help the rest of us, because it "highlights the fact that having an up to date Will and leaving clear direction [sic] of how you want your estate to be dealt with, can save surviving family members the anguish of having to go to court". 

    "I Have Now Died 4 U"

RollOnFriday understands that Irwin Mitchell recently provided staff with personal attack alarms as part of its “Great Place to Work” [sic] scheme and, worryingly, by "popular demand". It is not known how many employees triggered them after reading Myers' tribute, but it is the latest tone deaf waffle in a venerable tradition amongst personal injury firms. Last year Slater and Gordon cynically updated its website, while Broad Yorkshire Law drew criticism for tweeting too exuberantly in the wake of the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash.

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anonymous user
29/04/2016 00:10
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What a shite ambulance chasing bunch of arses. No class, no idea and no relevance.
anonymous user
29/04/2016 02:52
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*Cayman
anonymous user
29/04/2016 07:34
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Scummy ambulance chaser
anonymous user
29/04/2016 08:18
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Caiman = type of alligator not type of offshore tax haven
anonymous user
29/04/2016 08:49
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Don't see why this is any different from a lawyer being asked to comment in a newspaper on "what now happens to his estate". Stop being so bitter and twisted about life and move on. Why should you give a sh1t what they do.If their clients don't agree with it they'll vote with their feet and move on - this really is a non issue.
anonymous user
29/04/2016 09:12
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Crass bastards.
anonymous user
29/04/2016 12:07
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It's a Sign 'O' the Times
anonymous user
29/04/2016 15:00
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They do say you can't polish a turd but IM seem intent on polishing up their next golden turd
anonymous user
29/04/2016 16:20
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Irwin Mitchell! So nice not having to work at that dump anymore.
anonymous user
29/04/2016 18:08
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Stay classy IM
anonymous user
29/04/2016 20:35
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Irwin Mitchell! So nice not having to work at that dump anymore.
anonymous user
30/04/2016 06:54
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I've always wondered why the firm is obsessed with recruiting people in the twilight of their careers. There is method in the madness. Recruit pensioners and line yourself up for writing a new will and become an executor. Genius.
anonymous user
05/05/2016 07:11
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Only 5 months into 2016 and 15 partners have left already this year. 20-25 leave every year most having worked there for 3 years or less. This year looks like a bumper year even by the standards of this pi monolith. It could go as high as 40. Whose next for the chop chop?
  

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