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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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  • 07/05/2019
    Government Must Refocus On Building On The Midlands Engine's Potential

    “This report paints a mixed picture for Birmingham. Brexit has and will continue to take up a lot of Government time, but it is vital that it refocuses its attention on rebalancing the UK economy and building on the potential within the Midlands Engine.”

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  • 22/01/2019
    Top 10 M&A Ranking For Irwin Mitchell's Corporate Team

    “This is another superb result and builds on our success that the team has made in the last three years when we have been in the national top 10 for most active M&A law firms. “2018 was a challenging year both economically and politically, but Irwin Mitchell has continued to advise some great clients on some significant transactions and as a firm we should be extremely proud of our efforts. “This year will be full of new challenges, but I am confident that we have an incredibly strong team in place that is ready to support our clients and ensure that they can take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.”

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  • 25/09/2018
    New Corporate Partner Appointed By Irwin Mitchell In Leeds

    “Our national Corporate team is going from strength-to-strength and this is demonstrated by the number of very high profile transactions that we are currently advising on. “We are determined to keep recruiting the very best people and the arrival of Gavin and Catherine is certainly another important step forward as we continue to grow our Corporate team in the Yorkshire region.”

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  • 22/08/2018
    Weir Waste Services Bought By Biffa In £16.5m Deal

    “This is a significant deal in the waste management sector and it is testament to the hard work done by the management team at Weir Waste Services to attract interest from the UK’s leading national operator.”

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