Irwin Mitchell boosts banking team in Leeds

The Leeds office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed senior lawyer Howard Davison to its banking and finance team.

Davison is an experienced real estate finance expert. During a legal career spanning almost 25 years, including six as a partner in DLA Piper’s finance team, he has acted for funders on some high profile multi-million pound real estate finance transactions.

His main focus over the last five years has been to act for banks and also debt and insurance funds. These include ICG-Longbow, Bank J Safra Sarasin, Aviva Commercial Finance, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank.

At Irwin Mitchell, Davison will work alongside banking and finance partner Paddy Sturman and senior associate Robert Farrell.

Commenting on his decision to join Irwin Mitchell, Davison said: “Irwin Mitchell is a law firm that I have admired for a long time and I’m very excited to have joined a very strong team, both in Leeds and nationally, with a first-class reputation for high quality real estate and finance work.”

Sturman added: “We are delighted to welcome Howard to Irwin Mitchell. He has a superb track record and a wealth of expertise which I’m confident will bolster our proposition, not just here in Yorkshire, but across the UK.”

Earlier this year, Irwin Mitchell in Yorkshire promoted 50 of its employees across its legal and group services teams to either associate or senior associate.