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Irwin Mitchell Makes Latest Real Estate Solicitor Hire

Adam Barrett Joins Growing Property Team In Manchester


By David Shirt

The Manchester office of Irwin Mitchell has bolstered its real estate team with the appointment of Solicitor Adam Barrett.

Joining from Linder Myers, Adam is the latest recruit to the firm’s fast growing commercial property department and follows the appointment of a 14 strong team, including four partners, from DLA Piper.

Anita Weightman, one of the Partners to join from DLA and now head of Real Estate at Irwin Mitchell in Manchester, said: “We now have one of the largest real estate teams in the North West, but we are very much focussed on our commitment to grow the team further and firmly establish the department as the strongest in the region. Adam’s appointment is part of this commitment and he’s a welcome addition.

“Investment in real estate is core to Irwin Mitchell’s overall growth strategy. This is providing us with a key differentiator and enabling the firm to continue to provide the level of service and expertise that clients expect.  Here in Manchester, we are excited about the growth opportunities that are presenting themselves and we look forward to building on our strong platform of clients that we already have.

“Despite tough market conditions, I am confident and remain upbeat about the future. All clients want a high quality service, but they are concerned to ensure that they get real value from their professional advisers particularly in these times of austerity. We now have one of the largest teams in the region and believe that Irwin Mitchell is uniquely placed to meet these client demands.”

Commenting on his decision to join Irwin Mitchell, Adam said: “Irwin Mitchell is clearly a hugely ambitious and forward-thinking firm and its recent investment and vision to build the strongest real estate team in the North West is an attractive proposition for me as I look to develop my legal career in commercial property.” 

Current real estate clients in the Manchester office include Vue Entertainment & Apollo Cinemas, Goals Soccer Centres, National Tyres, Telereal Trillium, Canal & River Trust the General Medical Council and Manchester City Council.

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