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James Rushton, IT Director at Penningtons Manches



The partners and staff of Penningtons Manches Cooper are deeply saddened by the death of our IT and sustainability director, colleague and friend, James Rushton. James passed away on 15 November 2021.

James joined the firm in 2007. With a strategic approach to problem solving and a determination to deliver technology-based solutions for clients, James was instrumental to our business growth. His vision of an agile workforce was ahead of his time and was a constant driver in James’ transformation of the firm’s technology systems.

A champion of collaboration, James was well-known across the business for his sense of humour, boundless energy and approachability. More than that, he was the most loyal champion of his team, a true mentor who always took the time to motivate and encourage those around him.

James’ passion for the environment and deeply held commitment to corporate responsibility was most recently demonstrated by his additional appointment as the firm’s sustainability director. He balanced pragmatism with a clear purpose and our environmental practices and behaviours, together with the highly capable team and IT infrastructure he put in place, will be a lasting legacy of his vision, dedication and leadership.

Penningtons Manches Cooper chief executive David Raine said: “We are all saddened and shocked by the death of our dear colleague and friend. James’ energy, sense of humour and caring nature was a life force in our business, and it will take us time to come to terms with such a loss.  All of our thoughts are with his family at this sad and difficult time.”

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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