Irwin Mitchell Announces Latest Corporate Partner Appointment

Senior Recruitment Drive Continues At Leading Firm

13.05.2015

David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

The Leeds office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has boosted its Corporate team with the appointment of high profile dealmaker Philip Goldsborough from Pinsent Masons.

Philip joins as a Partner and specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and corporate finance work. He has a wealth of experience, advising many high profile UK and international public and private companies on a wide range of transactions, including equity capital markets transactions and general corporate matters.
 
He is the sixth Partner to be recruited by Irwin Mitchell’s fast-growing Business Legal Services (BLS) division since the start of 2015 and joins a Yorkshire-based Corporate team which already consists of five Partners.

Expert Opinion
“Philip is a first class hire for the Leeds office and his recruitment is another clear signal of our intention to build one of the region’s leading and most respected business legal services team. We are excited about the growth opportunities that are presenting themselves in the market and we are confident that we are in a strong position to take advantage.”
Niall Baker, Chairman of IM Asset Management & Partner

In April it was revealed by Experian Corpfin that Irwin Mitchell had for the first time entered the national league table for the top 20 most active legal firms by corporate deal volume. Across the Yorkshire region, the firm was named as the second most active legal firm.

Earlier this year, Irwin Mitchell appointed Simon Griffiths into its Corporate team as its National Head of Equity Capital Markets.

Expert Opinion
“Philip has a superb reputation and we are delighted he has chosen to join Irwin Mitchell. We already of course have a very well-established team in Yorkshire and the addition of Philip complements the team extremely well.

“Building a credible national Corporate team with strength in depth is a key priority for Irwin Mitchell as it continues to boost its Business Legal Services team. I am excited at the progress that we are making and I’m certainly looking forward to building on our investment throughout 2015 in order to grow our national footprint even more.”

Chris Rawstron, Partner

Other Partner hires in 2015 are Yorkshire-based Employment specialist, Kirsty Ayre, who like Philip Goldsborough, moved to Irwin Mitchell from Pinsent Masons.
 
Restructuring Partner, Stephen George, Real Estate Partner Ben Acheson and Commercial Litigation specialist, Simon Ellis, have also arrived at Irwin Mitchell since the turn of the year.