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Banking Boost For Corporate Team

New Head Of Banking And Finance In The North Appointed


National law firm, Irwin Mitchell, has again made a significant addition to its corporate team with the announcement that one of the North of England’s leading banking and finance partners, Dean Gormley, is joining the firm.

Dean’s appointment from Nabarro is the latest in a line of new appointments to the firm’s business legal services team and the latest strategic appointment for the firm's fast growing banking and finance team.

Irwin Mitchell recently announced the appointment of senior finance partners and asset based lending specialists, Andrew Watson and Jon Bew, from Squire Sanders to join its London and Birmingham business teams.

Previously a senior lawyer at the Manchester office of Eversheds and then a partner at Halliwells, Dean is one of the leading finance lawyers in the North of England and has been recognised as a leading individual for Banking and Finance in the independent ‘Chambers and Partners’ guide since 2005.

Dean acts for financial institutions, investors, and borrowers on corporate banking, leveraged finance, real estate finance and restructuring transactions. He also has extensive experience of asset based lending.

Dean said: “This is an exciting role and it’s certainly a great time to be joining Irwin Mitchell as it continues to invest and strengthen its high quality business legal services team across the UK.

“Despite the challenging economic and funding landscape, I’m confident about the opportunities that lie ahead - particularly in the area of asset based lending (ABL), which is an increasingly popular and flexible funding route for many organisations.

“I look forward to building up the firm’s profile as a leading adviser in the finance space across the North, whilst supporting Andrew Watson and Jon Bew, as they do the same across the Midlands and South East.”

Niall Baker, Chief Executive at Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services Division, said: “Dean is a banking and finance legal specialist of the highest calibre and we are excited to have him on board. His appointment represents another important boost for our business team, particularly as his skill set not only complements our existing corporate teams, but also our growing real estate and restructuring offering.

“This announcement is hot-on-the-heels of news about other high profile partner hires and once again is a clear statement of our intent to expand and build a first-class business team.”