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Two senior hires for Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s Manchester Family Team

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(L-R) Anna Barnes, Paul Tyrer, Vicky Timothy, Rachel Condie, Jeremy Orrell, Scott Tams, Sarah Pull, Genevieve Powrie and Kerry Jones

Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has boosted the ranks of its Manchester family team with the arrivals of partner Katie McCann and senior associate Carole Nettleton.

Katie, who has joined the award-winning team as a partner from Kuits and who is a practicing barrister, is a specialist in handling high and ultra-high-value matrimonial finance matters. Her expertise also includes pre and post-nuptial agreements as well as cohabitation agreements.

Katie is highly regarded in the Manchester and London markets, with strong links to each. She comes recommended in leading independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, who describe her as ‘professional and forceful (without being pushy) and is very knowledgeable; she has the knack of dialling into the key points and understanding the bigger picture’.

Senior associate Carole Nettleton qualified in 1996 and advises clients on high-value divorce, dissolution of civil partnership and cohabitation issues, focusing on the financial aspects of the cases. She has extensive experience of dealing with high-net-worth individuals involving complex pension issues, multiple businesses and family trusts.

The leading national law firm’s Manchester office has seen multiple exciting changes in recent months. National Head of Family Ros Bever was named Regional Managing Partner for the office in April, taking over from Roy Beckett. Ros will continue her work as a leading family and divorce law partner.

The office has also seen the establishment of a Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team with senior associate Nazia Nawaz heading up the outfit. The two teams will work closely together to help North West clients with their disputes and with the wider Private Wealth team across the country.

Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office has also recently seen the arrival of three new Court of Protection Partners, new Corporate partners, Victoria Zivkovic and Adam Kaucher. Last month, Irwin Mitchell announced it is to relocate in June 2018 from its current base at Bauhaus on Quay Street to One St Peter’s Square.

Ros said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Katie and Carole to the team. Both have excellent links in the North West and their arrival places the Manchester team firmly as one of the top outfits in the region for both quality and size.

“From a Private Wealth perspective Katie and Carole will work closely with the wider business, including the newly established Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team in Manchester, to provide our clients with a fully comprehensive service that meets their needs.

“It’s an exciting time for Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth and the Manchester office as we look to grow into a major private wealth law provider in the region. I am sure the two will hit the ground running.”