Latest Partner Hire Boosts Firm’s Business Legal Services Offering In North West
The Manchester office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of leading employment partner Alan Lewis.
Moving from Freeths where he was head of the employment department in Manchester, Alan brings with him over 20 years of legal experience having been Partner at other firms in the region including Brabners and George Davies (now Mills & Reeve).
Alan, who in his new role will lead Irwin Mitchell’s employment team in Manchester, advises large corporates and senior executives on a wide range of employment issues ranging from TUPE, organisational restructuring, tribunal disputes, settlement agreements and restrictive covenant breaches.
He joins Irwin Mitchell’s 70 strong established employment practice which is headed up nationally by partner, Fergal Dowling.
Commenting in his appointment at Irwin Mitchell, Alan said: “This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to joining an ambitious firm and helping it to expand its business team here in Manchester.”
Roy Beckett, Regional Managing Partner at Irwin Mitchell in Manchester, said:
“Alan is another important appointment for Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office and adds considerable expertise and experience to our legal offering across the region.
“He is an accomplished employment law partner and I have no doubt that his strong leadership and client care skills will be an asset not just here in Manchester but to the wider firm.”Roy Beckett,Partner
Alan’s appointment follows the recruitment by Irwin Mitchell in Manchester of commercial litigation partner, Duncan Hope and DWF’S North West Head of Pensions, Andrew Ashley Taylor.
He manages thought leadership campaigns and regularly works with national broadcast, print and trade media in relation to key business issues.
In addition to providing the media with timely business legal comment on breaking news stories throughout the day, David works closely with Head of Communications, Mark Duffell, and handles requests for information regarding the Irwin Mitchell Group. He is also the main media contact for Irwin Mitchell Group company Ascent.
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