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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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  • 22/01/2018
    Irwin Mitchell Named 'One Of The Most Active M&A Law Firms In UK'

    “2017 was for many reasons a challenging year for M&A, but this ranking reflects both a great deal of effort and Irwin Mitchell’s growing reputation for high quality corporate advice. “We are committed to building on this and our recent senior level recruitment in the North West clearly highlights our determination to not only invest in a very strong national team, but to ensure our clients continue to receive first class corporate advice.”

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  • 08/01/2018
    Birmingham's Education Sector Among The Biggest In UK

    “While Birmingham itself had modest employment growth across the period analysed, there was better news for both Coventry and Wolverhampton in terms of employment rates. “However, in terms of education, it has showed that Birmingham is one of the real leaders in the area with the sector making a notable impact on the city’s growth and development.”

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  • 05/12/2017
    Dealmaking Duo Join Irwin Mitchell In Manchester

    I’m excited about the prospect of Victoria and Adam working together at Irwin Mitchell. They have impressive backgrounds, particularly in private company M&A, and are well known in the corporate finance community. Together they’ll form a strong team for the Manchester office and complement our growing national team.”

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  • 02/11/2017
    Manufacturing M&A Volumes Fall But Average Values Increase

    “Recent reports have highlighted that the manufacturing sector continues to grow. The increases are slow and I think this subdued growth in output is being reflected in lower confidence and lower deal volumes. “Closer analysis reveals that deal performance in 2017 was at its strongest at the start of the year. There are signs, however, of improvement in the most recent quarter. Hopefully this can be built on for the remainder of the year and into 2018.” “There are other grounds for optimism. It is encouraging, for example, to see that the average deal size has increased since last year. It’s also pleasing that businesses here are not only attractive to buyers based overseas, but have the ambition to grow their operations by targeting companies in different countries.”

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