Ambitious Firm Announces Its First Senior Appointment For 2024
The Birmingham office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed Garon Anthony as a partner in its commercial disputes team.
Moving from Knights, where he was a partner, Garon specialises in advising clients on a wide range of general commercial disputes, including cross border issues, M&A transactions, shareholder claims, and commercial contractual claims. He also advises clients in relation to data breach and cyber liability related issues.
Garon handles financial services disputes within the banking, pensions, and investment sectors. He also represents firms and senior officers who are under investigation by financial services regulators such as the FCA, the PRA, the FRC, and overseas regulatory authorities.
Commenting on his appointment at Irwin Mitchell, Garon said: “Irwin Mitchell has an outstanding reputation in the field of commercial disputes which when coupled with their ambitious growth plans, made this opportunity truly exciting for me."
Expert Opinion"We're thrilled to welcome Garon to Irwin Mitchell. His expertise in general commercial disputes, cross-border issues, and financial services disputes within the banking, pensions, and investment sectors will be a valuable asset to our clients. Garon's appointment reflects our commitment to investing in top talent, and we're excited to have him on board as we continue to strengthen our position in the market."
Fergal Dowling, Director of Legal Services (Commercial Advisory & Disputes)
Irwin Mitchell is investing heavily in its commercial disputes team. Last year it recruited commercial litigation and arbitration partner David Vaughan into its London office.
The firm also announced the recruitment of seven regulatory lawyers from Ince & Co. Led by partners Philip Somarakis and Colette Kelly. Other senior hires include construction & engineering partner, Joanna Preece, construction partner Robert Tunningley, banking partner Jeremy Ladyman, two corporate/property tax partners, Kate Featherstone and Jennie Newton, and Real Estate Disputes partner Will Scott.
The firm has invested in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie (subject to regulatory approval) 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.