New Associate Joins Real Estate Team


By David Shirt

The Sheffield office of national law firm, Irwin Mitchell, has boosted its real estate team with the appointment of Jennifer Ayris as Associate.

Moving from Nabarro LLP in Sheffield, Jennifer specialises in landlord and tenant work and also advises on sales and acquisitions, particularly in relation to warehousing and office and retail space. 

Paul Firth, Regional Managing Partner for Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office and also National Head of Real Estate, said: “Jennifer’s appointment is part of a continued drive by Irwin Mitchell to invest in building one of the strongest real estate teams in the UK. Boosting and expanding our offering within Sheffield is key to this and although the market remains tough, we believe that there is room for optimism and growth.

“Irwin Mitchell is focused on growing the real estate team within Yorkshire and taking advantage of all opportunities that exist - whilst ensuring that we continue to deliver a first-class service to clients.”

Commenting on her decision to joining Irwin Mitchell, Jennifer said: “Irwin Mitchell is an exciting proposition. It is a progressive firm, which is actively embracing the new challenges facing the legal market, and it has an excellent reputation for real estate. The firm is clearly investing in its business legal service team and I am very much looking to working with the diverse range of clients, whilst playing my part and helping the firm realise its growth ambitions. ”

During the last 12 months, Irwin Mitchell has invested heavily in boosting its national real estate team. In the Sheffield office it has appointed Partner and construction law specialist, Julie Morrissy, whilst in Manchester, the firm recently appointed a 14-strong team, including four partners, from DLA Piper.

The Sheffield-based real estate team recently advised Sheffield Hallam University on the sale of its land off Psalter Lane to Bellway Homes. It has also advised long-standing client, River Island, on its move to a new flagship store on London’s Oxford Street and also announced that it had completed over £100m of property acquisitions in just five months for its client, the Mansion Student Accommodation Fund.

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in relation to Real Estate work