Business Legal Services

The key is the relationships with the people I work with on a day-to-day perspective, that’s what keeps me with Irwin Mitchell.” Jonathan Cowles, Finance Director, Micheldever

Commercial expertise from one of the UK's leading law firms

Our expert lawyers are available across the UK, offering advice in employment law, real estate, commercial litigation, banking, intellectual property and many more business legal services.

We are recognised in independent legal guides, with many of our lawyers credited as experts in their fields. Talk to us today for help with any legal matters your business may be facing.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Property Lawyer Predicts Brexit Will Increase Dilapidation Claims

07 / 12 / 18 Read More

Businesses Urged To Speak To Suppliers Ahead Of Brexit

04 / 12 / 18 Read More

UK Manufacturing Recovers From Dip According To IHS Markit/CIPS

03 / 12 / 18 Read More

First Law International Secures Irwin Mitchell As Main UK Member

15 / 10 / 18 Read More

Manufacturing Growth Slows According To Latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK PMI

03 / 09 / 18 Read More

South Of England Leads 2028 League Table Of Economic Growth

16 / 07 / 18 Read More

Recent Deals

Destiny Pharma Plc

Advised life sciences company Destiny Pharma Plc on its £70 million IPO. The business will use the funds raised to progress its lead drug, XF-73, which is designed to prevent post-surgical infections such as MRSA.

Anatolia AS

Advised Turkish group Anatolia AS on the acquisition of the iconic Whitworths food brand. Whitworths was valued at £90m in 2013 and has a roughly 30% share of the market for dried fruit, nuts and seeds.

Edge / Huron

Advised Edge Real Estate Property Investments on a £50 million transaction to purchase the Huron portfolio, comprising a mix of properties, including nine DW Fitness Health & Leisure clubs across the UK.

Hallam Land Management Limited

£50m sale of land in Bedfordshire to Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – the culmination of 17 years' work with Hallam Land on this project.

CovPress (Grant Thornton)

Advised Grant Thornton on the administration of engineering business CovPress and subsequent sale to Liberty Industries.


Acquisition of the former Hanningtons Estate in Brighton for over £50m from West Register for redevelopment as a new ‘Brighton Lane’.

Honda Motor Europe

Deal to take 70,000 sq. ft. at Reflex, Cain Road, Bracknell - one of the largest Thames Valley office lettings in the past 12 months.

Wells Fargo

£4bn loan book acquisition, one of the largest commercial real estate debt transactions ever.


Landmark deal with Manchester City Council and Allied London to redevelop its 13.5 acre former Granada site.

Engage ESM

Advised Engage ESM on the sale of the business to French-owned Atos SE.

Royal Bank of Scotland

£3m funding package to EMSc, a Sheffield company specialising in manufacturing energy saving devices for a range of clients including the Whitbread Group and Asda.

National outsourcing business

We successfully defended on a substantial multi-party tribunal claim for age discrimination.

Working Together

“Work with us and you'll be dealing with lawyers who really get to know you and the issues that you and your business face.

“We then work together to ensure you're protected and well positioned to achieve your goals.”

Victoria Brackett | CEO of Business Legal Services and Partner

Our People

We have over 2,500 people in locations across the UK and we're ready to help with your personal or business legal needs. Browse our people or search below to meet the Irwin Mitchell team.
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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Lex 100 Lex 100 Job Crowd The Times Best Law Firms 2019