Roy Beckett Appointed As Irwin Mitchell's New Regional Managing Partner In Manchester

Highly Respected Real Estate Specialist To Take Up Position Following Grahame Codd’s Retirement


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Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of Roy Beckett as its Regional Managing Partner in Manchester.
A highly respected Real Estate specialist, Roy joined Irwin Mitchell in February 2013 from DLA Piper when he moved with a 14-strong team which also included Partners Anita Weightman, Patrick Duffy and Tony Weightman.
He becomes Regional Managing Partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office on May 1st 2016 and will take over the role following the retirement of Grahame Codd who has been with the firm for 30 years.
In addition to his new position, Roy will also continue in his role as Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services division in Manchester.

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“I am delighted to take on this new role leading the Manchester office.

“I would of course like to pay tribute to the fantastic work Grahame has done for Irwin Mitchell in Manchester and I am thrilled about the chance to lead the office and certainly look forward to continuing his work and building a strong team in Manchester with a reputation for providing first class business and personal legal services in the North West.

"I am also delighted to be working with Jonathan Betts, who heads up our nationally recognised and award winning personal injury team.”
Roy Beckett, Partner

Commenting on Roy’s appointment, Grahame Codd said: “I have very much enjoyed my time leading the Manchester office and I am very pleased and fortunate to be able to hand over the responsibility to Roy who I know will excel in the role. Last year I was able to hand over to Jonathan the role of leading the PI Team in Manchester and he is doing a great job. I shall be continuing in a part-time consultancy role at Irwin Mitchell, concentrating on projects for our personal injury division nationally.
“I have great confidence that Roy will lead the Manchester office to develop further over the coming years as Irwin Mitchell pushes forward with its strategic growth plans.”
Grahame Codd joined Irwin Mitchell in 1986 and has been instrumental in many important initiatives that have contributed to the development of the firm’s national Personal Injury department. He founded the firm’s serious injury team, now the largest in the UK, and in 1993 launched the firm’s Leeds office. In 2006, he led Irwin Mitchell’s merger with Alexander Harris and opened the Manchester office in January 2007.
He has played a significant role in the growth of Irwin Mitchell in the North West and this was recognised by the Manchester Law Society in 2010 when he was named ‘Partner of the Year’.

Earlier this month, Irwin Mitchell’s family and contentious probate teams won Private Client Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2016.