IM's Business Division Continues To Shine With Impressive Chambers UK Directory

Significant Improvement In Ranking Quality

31.10.2014

David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

The strength of Irwin Mitchell’s fast-growing Business Legal Services (BLS) Group has been clearly demonstrated with another set of impressive results in the latest Chambers & Partners directory.

Across the UK, Irwin Mitchell listed 43 lawyers from within its BLS division as ‘leading individuals’ in their field.

The independent publication, which grades solicitors and barristers across 70 areas of law in the UK, ranked Irwin Mitchell as a ‘number one’ firm in five of Chambers’ commercial legal categories including tax, real estate, restructuring, professional negligence and banking. 

The BLS division had seven top ranked individuals and to highlight the significant investment that has been made in broadening the firm’s commercial offering in the last 12 months, Irwin Mitchell appeared in six new categories and saw 11 individuals being ranked for the first time.

Earlier this month, the firm also recorded its best ever results in the Legal 500 UK directory.  The firm saw six teams within its BLS division improve their ranking position within the annual guide. Following the success of the previous years, Irwin Mitchell is now ranked as a top three firm in 38 of Legal 500’s business related categories.

Niall Baker, Partner and Chief Executive of Irwin Mitchell’s BLS division, said:

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These results follow on from an impressive showing in Legal 500 and once again highlight the considerable progress we have made in establishing Irwin Mitchell as a leading player in the commercial arena.

“I’m delighted with these results and once again I’d like to thank everyone at the firm for their hard work. We are committed to building on the strong platform that we have in place and as our investment in recruitment continues, I am confident that we will see further improvements in our rankings next year.”
Niall Baker, Chairman of IM Asset Management & Partner

Since the start of 2012, Irwin Mitchell has announced 26 new partners within BLS and within the last year it has recruited a host of high profile legal experts including Nigel Kissack as its National Head of Commercial Litigation and IP specialist Alex Newman.

Other appointments include Real Estate lawyer, Ayesha Hasan, Commercial Litigation Partners Jonathan Sachs, Jonathon Crook and Dorrien Peters as well as Corporate & Commercial specialists Nick Dawson and Sarah Riding.