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Chris Rawstron



Chris is a corporate lawyer with over 25 years of experience of advising public and private companies on M&A, capital raising, corporate governance as well as general advice.

Clients have ranged from small private companies to large private groups; and, AIM listed companies to FTSE 100/250 entities.

Chris has a reputation for being client focused and very pragmatic.

In addition Chris has over 15 years of law firm management experience having held senior leadership positions in two major law firms before assuming his current roles at Irwin Mitchell.

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"highly respected in the market" - Legal 500, 2014 

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  • 27/07/2017
    Top Three Ranking For Irwin Mitchell's South East Corporate Team

    “This is a very solid performance and reflects the experience, expertise and strength in depth that we have in the South East.”

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  • 09/03/2017
    Midlands Engine Strategy Unveiled By The Government

    “We welcome this report and are pleased with the on-going commitment that the government is making to the region in terms of developing skills and improving transportation links. Our own recent UK Powerhouse report highlighted the huge potential that the Midlands has to offer, but it also revealed the significant challenges that lie ahead. “UK Powerhouse predicts that the Midlands region will grow rapidly over the next 10 years, but that it will continue to be outpaced by other regions in the South. It also found that by the end of this year, not one city in the region will be in the top 10 of the fastest growing places in the UK. “We are strong supporters of devolution in the region and believe that if economic productivity is prioritised by the new mayor, a lot can be achieved in terms of unlocking regional growth.”

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  • 16/01/2017
    UK Powerhouse Report Predicts Growth For Birmingham's Economy

    “Birmingham performed strongly in the three months following the referendum result but we expect the continually unfolding political events to impact on growth over the next 12 months. “Challenges do however bring opportunities and it is encouraging to hear that the Midlands Engine is firmly on the Government’s agenda and the significant production gap between London and Birmingham is recognised by the Chancellor. The recent announcement of a £5m investment into the Midlands Rail Hub is a good start and will go a long way towards reducing congestion across the region and helping to boost productivity.”

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  • 11/01/2017
    Irwin Mitchell Secures Top Four Position In Prestigious Annual Deals League Table

    “This is a great result and builds on our success of making the top 20 in 2015. Not only have we scored highly in the national table, we have improved our ranking in every region that we are based in and this is testament to the investment we have made and of course continue to make. “Irwin Mitchell has advised some great clients on some great transactions in 2016 and as a team we should be extremely proud of our efforts, particularly in year where there was so much political and economic uncertainty. 2017 will be full of new challenges but this ranking highlights the strength in depth that we have and I believe this will be crucial as we look to build on future opportunities.”

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