The latest results from leading independent legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners saw Irwin Mitchell’s Private Wealth division top ranked for the region.
The Legal 500 results saw the family law team in Manchester retain its top-tier ranking for another year in the North West, with National Head of Family Law and regional managing partner for the office Ros Bever listed as a leading individual and partner Nat Groarke making the ‘next generation lawyers’ list.
Chambers & Partners also ranked the Manchester family team as a tier-one practice with just one other firm, with Ros and partner Katie McCann both appearing as ranked lawyers. Nat was also listed by the directory as an ‘up and coming’ lawyer.
The Manchester office’s private client offering has massively expanded this year with the introduction of a will, trust and estate disputes team in May headed by senior associate Nazia Nawaz. The team has since grown to include associate Heather Roberts and paralegal Lucy-Allena McIlroy.
The family team has also considerably grown with the appointment of partner Katie McCann and senior associate Carole Nettleton in 2018, with Lara Tucker being promoted to associate earlier in the year.
Ros, regional managing partner for Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office said: “I’m so pleased with our results this year both in the private client division and across the rest of the office where we have seen our colleagues in personal and business legal services highly ranked too.
“Manchester is fast becoming a hub for legal excellence and we are glad to have been recognised by the directories for another year as at the forefront of the market in multiple sectors.
“We’re all extremely proud of the work we’ve put in this year and this enthusiasm to get our clients the best results is reflected in the directories.”