Irwin Mitchell Expands Corporate Team With New Associate Hire

Law Firm’s Investment In Business Team Continues


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

The Sheffield office of national law firm has again boosted its Corporate team with the appointment of associate, James Foster.

James, who moves from Pinsent Masons in Leeds, specialises in advising public and large private companies on a range of corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, joint ventures, reorganisations, fundraising and general company law issues.

Commenting on his reasons for deciding to join Irwin Mitchell, James said: “Irwin Mitchell is a progressive and innovative law firm and clearly in a very strong position to take advantage of what is a fast-changing legal sector. I’ve been impressed with its growth in recent years and the investment it has made in its commercial practice and I look forward to working with the team and its wide range of clients as it looks to build on this.” 

Expert Opinion
We are seeing an increase in economic confidence which in turn is fuelling an increase in M&A activity across the UK. Our deal pipeline in Yorkshire is very healthy and it is important for Irwin Mitchell to continue recruiting high quality lawyers so that we can continue to provide our corporate clients with first class advice”.
Andrea Cropley, Partner

In January, Irwin Mitchell announced it had boosted its commercial and transactions team with the arrival of associate solicitor Mark Evans. Joining the team from Nabarro, Mark specialises in advising on all aspects of commercial contracts.

Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield has recently advised on a range of high profile deals. These include advising Sheffield-based Iceotope on a multi-million pound injection of expansion capital. It also helped EMSc secure a £3m funding deal from RBS as it bids to take its turnover to £60m in the next five years.