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Irwin Mitchell Manchester Appoints Leading Commercial Litigation Partner

Banking And Financial Litigation Expert To Boost Firm’s Growing Business Team


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

The Manchester office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed senior commercial litigation Partner Jonathon Crook as it continues to invest in its fast-growing business division.

Jonathon has moved to Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office from Eversheds where he built a significant commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on banking and financial services litigation. He also has considerable experience dealing with shareholder and joint venture cases, contentious insolvency and international arbitration matters.

Before moving to Eversheds in 2001, he built up extensive international experience spending six years in Hong Kong as a Partner at Simmons & Simmons and Clifford Chance. In addition, he is a registered practitioner with the DIFC courts in Dubai.

Commenting on his decision to join Irwin Mitchell, Jonathon said: “Irwin Mitchell is a forward-thinking innovative law firm which has a very strong reputation for its litigation work.

“I am excited about the prospect of joining the firm’s Manchester office, particularly at a time when it is making considerable investment in growing its Business Legal Services team. I am very much looking forward to supporting the growth of Irwin Mitchell in the North West whilst helping it to further develop what is already a first-class commercial litigation team.”

Roy Beckett, Irwin Mitchell partner and Head of Business Legal Services in Manchester, added:

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathon to our Manchester office. He is an expert in his field and this latest move demonstrates our intention to grow our market share by investing in highly talented people who have an innovative approach to law and a proven track record when it comes to supporting the complex needs of clients.”
Roy Beckett, Partner

Nigel Kissack, who head up the firm’s national commercial litigation team, said: "Irwin Mitchell has made significant investment in enhancing its commercial litigation offering during the last 12 months. We have added considerable contentious IP and contentious tax expertise recently and this latest hire adds strength in a number of areas including finance litigation.”