New Partner Enhances Firm’s Private Client Services Credentials In The North West
Irwin Mitchell has expanded its successful private client services team in Manchester with the appointment of a new partner.
Christine Thornley joined on 14 September and brings decades of experience to the tax, trusts and estates team, as it plans its future expansion in the North West.
Christine joins from Gorvins, where she was head of the wills, trusts and probate team, with a focus on trust, estate and inheritance tax planning for families with disabled beneficiaries.
Having joined the firm in 2006, Christine was promoted to partner and head of private client in 2012 and since then, specialised in advising clients and business owners on inheritance tax and succession planning, including advice around securing business property relief.
As a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the holder of the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes, Christine has established herself as one of the most recognised private client solicitors in the region.
Commenting on her new role at Irwin Mitchell, partner Christine Thornley, said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Irwin Mitchell Tax, Trusts and Estates team in Manchester.
“The office has a strong reputation for successfully supporting clients in the region and I’m looking forward to building on those results as we expand on the firm’s existing private client services work in Manchester and the surrounding area.
“I have a lot of experience in working with clients with complex needs and in joining Irwin Mitchell I know I will be a part of a team that shares those key values of putting clients first and ensuring the best possible outcomes for their cases and their long-term futures.”
Expert Opinion“The Manchester office is pushing ahead with expansion plans across all teams and Christine’s appointment is a key part of our objectives for building on our private client services work and we’re thrilled she has agreed to join us.”
“Christine has a proven track record in this field and shares our passion for supporting clients at every step of their journey. Her experience will be invaluable as we look ahead and it’s a pleasure to be able to welcome her to the team.” Paula Myers - Partner
Christine’s appointment is part of a period of wider expansion for the Irwin Mitchell Manchester office as a whole. In August, the asbestos team recruited Helen Tomlin as a senior associate and Victoria Cadman as a new associate, both senior hires, with decades of experience in asbestos-related cases.