Irwin Mitchell In Manchester Adds Commercial Litigation Strength To Growing Business

Leading Firm Makes Latest High Profile Hire


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The Manchester office of leading law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed Commercial Litigation Partner, Duncan Hope, as it continues to invest in expanding its Business Legal Services (BLS) team.
Moving from DWF in Manchester, Duncan acts for a variety of clients including private companies, banks, and central and local government departments. He advises on a range of commercial litigation matters and specialises in contractual disputes, shareholder disagreements, professional negligence, pension disputes, fraud and arbitration.
Commenting on the latest arrival, Roy Beckett, Real Estate partner and Head of BLS in Manchester, said:

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“Duncan is another important appointment for Irwin Mitchell in Manchester, particularly as his arrival broadens the range of services that we can offer to our business clients. We are excited about the growth opportunities that exist across the North West and remain committed to building on our recent investment with further recruitment announcements in the near future.”
Roy Beckett, Partner

Duncan’s appointment follows the recruitment earlier this year of DWF’S North West Head of Pensions, Andrew Ashley Taylor. Irwin Mitchell in Manchester also recently announced that it had recruited Real Estate Associate, Patricia Banno-Thornton, and Pensions Associate, Ian Mylrea.

So far this year, Irwin Mitchell has announced the arrival of Pensions Partner, Penny Cogher, Planning Partner Martha Grekos, Corporate Partner Simon Griffiths and Litigation specialist, Partner Donna Goldsworthy. Other partner hires in 2015 are Yorkshire-based Employment specialist Kirsty Ayre and Corporate Partner Philip Goldsborough who both moved to Irwin Mitchell from Pinsent Masons. Restructuring Partner Stephen George, Real Estate Partner Ben Acheson and Commercial Litigation specialist Simon Ellis.