New Corporate Real Estate Partner Appointment At Irwin Mitchell

Jayne Schnider Joins Firm's London Office

06.03.2012

Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell announces a further major appointment to its London office with the appointment of Jayne Schnider as Corporate Real Estate partner.  Jayne joins from Taylor Wessing where she is currently a corporate partner.  Her appointment takes the number of partners in Irwin Mitchell's Business Legal Services team in the London office to 19.
 
Jayne's primary focus over the past 10 years has been on corporate real estate transactions, where she has led the Taylor Wessing corporate real estate team, acting for financial institutions, funds and private investors, in all forms of indirect real estate investment.  She also has considerable experience in private equity transactions, particularly in the premier end of the mid market.  
 
The appointment is the latest in a series of senior property appointments at Irwin Mitchell as it drives forward its strategic growth plan for its corporate, real estate and banking division.  In 2010 the firm recruited highly regarded property law strategist Geoffrey Lander, followed by the appointment in November that year of SJ Berwin’s head of real estate Jon Vivian, who joined with six other partners and a team of over 20. 

In 2011, commercial and property lawyer Paul Firth joined the firm from DLA Sheffield where he had been office managing partner for 14 years to work with the firm’s Head of Business, Niall Baker to develop the practice across the UK.  In London Sue Wilson, was appointed as a senior Real Estate Litigation Consultant, Alex Barnes as Real Estate Tax Partner and Holly Trotman as Planning Associate.
 
Commenting on the appointment, Niall Baker, Head of Business Legal Services said, “We believe there are increasing opportunities in the corporate real estate and indirect investment markets and Jayne's expertise will help us further build on these opportunities. We are delighted that Jayne will join us and her appointment is in line with our strategy of providing a full service real estate practice in London which is able to carry out high value and complex real estate transactional work. " 

Jayne Schnider said, “It will be exciting to join such a dynamic firm at such an interesting time and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help not only grow the Real Estate team in London, but Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services offer across the UK. “