Richard Baigent Brings A Wealth Of Experience From His Role At Department For Business & Trade
Law firm, Irwin Mitchell, is continuing to bolster its international services for UK and overseas businesses with the appointment of Richard Baigent as an International Trade Consultant.
Richard brings a wealth of experience from his role as Department for Business & Trade's (DBT) International Trade Adviser for the Financial, Professional & Business Advisory sector. He’s also held senior positions in global organisations such as HSBC and Western Union, where he led national and international teams.
Richard's appointment is part of Irwin Mitchell's ongoing commitment to investing in its international capabilities. With his extensive knowledge of international trade and his strong network of connections, Richard will play a key role in enhancing the advice it can offer UK firms that trade overseas as well as overseas businesses looking to invest in the UK.
One of his core responsibilities will be facilitating strong working relationships between Irwin Mitchell’s various international ‘desk’ leads and sector heads, with the relevant teams at DBT.
He will also ensure clients are up to date and aware of developments around developing government initiatives such as: free trade agreements, Freeports and Investment Zones.
Expert Opinion"I am thrilled to join Irwin Mitchell and contribute to the firm's ongoing investment in building a strong international team. With the complexities of international trade and the opportunities it presents, I am excited to collaborate with our clients and prospects, supporting them in navigating global markets and achieving their objectives." Richard Baigent
Bryan Bletso, Irwin Mitchell’s Director of Strategic Growth (International), added: "Richard's appointment is a testament to our commitment to building a robust international team. His expertise and connections in international trade will further strengthen our capabilities and enable us to provide exceptional service to our clients on a global scale. We are delighted to welcome Richard to our team."
In addition to supporting UK businesses with international growth aspirations, Irwin Mitchell provides full-service advice to overseas businesses and individuals looking to invest in the UK and has experts across jurisdictions including the US, France, India, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Israel, the Middle East and China.
The firm recently produced its latest edition of its Foreign direct investment report. The in-depth study analysed where investment into the UK is coming from and which are the most attractive cities when it comes to generating investment.
Irwin Mitchell is a member of numerous strategic international networks. It joined First Law International (FLI) in October 2018 as part of its international growth strategy and since being appointed it has become a key member of the network - highlighted by its appointment to FLI’s Advisory Board.
Irwin Mitchell is also a member of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council - a network of around 100 business and government members from around the Commonwealth – and has a seat on its Global Advisory Council.
The firm has invested in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie which specialises in corporate, real estate and private client work. It also announced that it will significantly expand its family law practice in the North East of England with the acquisition of Silk Family Law.