Irwin Mitchell Birmingham Announces Second Partner Hire In First Month Of Year

Law Firm Recruits Commercial Litigation Partner To Growing Team

15.01.2015

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The Birmingham office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has made another strong signal of intent for 2015 after announcing its second Partner appointment to its business team in the space of a month.

Simon Ellis is a specialist in complex commercial dispute resolution and banking and finance litigation and will join Irwin Mitchell’s Commercial Litigation team from DLA Piper. He has worked at DLA for over eight years and before that he was at HSBC Group.

His start date at Irwin Mitchell has yet to be confirmed.

Simon will join Partner Mark Elder, who heads up the Commercial Litigation department in Birmingham.

His appointment follows the announcement earlier this month that Restructuring & Insolvency Partner Stephen George (Squire Patton Boggs) is to join the firm next month.

Chris Rawstron, Partner and Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services team in Birmingham, said:

Expert Opinion
We are delighted to announce our second Partner hire in the space of a month and we are of course very excited about what the future holds for Irwin Mitchell.

“Simon is an excellent fit for our team in Birmingham. He has a broad range of commercial litigation expertise along with a great deal of experience within the banking and financial sector. He also undertakes bespoke non-contentious work for asset based lenders, which is also something closely aligned with our banking and finance team.”
Chris Rawstron, Partner

Last year Irwin Mitchell announced the appointment of Corporate & Commercial Partners, Nick Dawson and Sarah Riding, as well as senior Corporate Associate, Rob Laugharne. During 2014, Irwin Mitchell also recruited education employment law specialist, Surinder Dhillon, from Birmingham City Council. 

Expert Opinion
We are focused on building our team here in Birmingham and are committed to adding new services whilst building strength in depth to established teams. We are looking forward to 2015 with a great deal of positivity and will continue to expand and invest in the coming months.”
Chris Rawstron, Partner

As part of Irwin Mitchell’s strategic push to develop a first class Business Legal Services team, Irwin Mitchell appointed nine Partners in 2014. Last year it opened two new offices and announced that as part of its UK-wide expansion it had secured a £60m rolling banking facility along with an additional £30m buffer in a joint deal with HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland.