Irwin Mitchell Partner Wins In Manchester Legal Awards
Grahame Codd, managing partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office was named partner of the year last night at the first ever Manchester Legal Awards.
Organised by the Manchester Law Society, Grahame was awarded the accolade at a dinner attended by over 500 guests from the legal profession at Manchester’s Midland Hotel.
A personal injury heavyweight, Grahame, referenced by Chambers and Partners 2009 as a ‘brilliant lawyer’, led the successful merger with niche clinical negligence firm Alexander Harris in 2006, and developed Irwin Mitchell’s business plan for growth in the north west.
Today, the Manchester office boasts over 170 staff who specialise in all areas of law including a comprehensive range of legal services for both businesses and the private client.
On the award a delighted Codd said: “This is great news as much for the team in Manchester as it is for me. I have an enviable team of people around me who all share the firm’s passion and commitment in delivering innovative and first class legal services for both businesses and private clients across the region and nationally from our base in Manchester.”
John Pickering, national managing partner at Irwin Mitchell sums up Grahame’s proactive approach and commitment to Manchester, he said: “Grahame has done a terrific job and has been a formidable managing partner in developing the growth of the office. He has successfully merged Alexander Harris into IM, helped put the firm into the top spot for personal injury and clinical negligence in the north west and has developed other areas of the business.
He continued: “He has done so by showing great leadership skills, a good sense of business acumen and by adopting a very inclusive style of approach. The award is recognition of Grahame’s excellence and very well deserved.”