Irwin Mitchell recruits new partner for Sheffield property department

Irwin Mitchell recruits new partner for Sheffield property department

The Sheffield office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed Ben Rogers as a partner.

Rogers (pictured) will move to Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office as a transactional property partner, joining from DLA Piper.

He acts for a range of clients, including developers, funders, insolvency practitioners, telecoms operators, leisure operators, and landlords and tenants on a broad spectrum of matters, such as disposals and acquisitions of property, management of portfolios, site assembly, and corporate support.

Rogers has also acted for a range of residential developers, from small-scale local developers to national house builders on a range of schemes, including city centre apartments, mixed use, urban regeneration and out of town/rural developments.

He has worked for developers on commonhold estates, developments involving the creation of significant public realm and large-scale schemes.

The arrival of Rogers coincides with the announcement that Stelios Coutsavlis will also be joining Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office as a transactional property partner. Both arrivals will take the number of property partners to 27 partners and 147 qualified lawyers.

Adrian Barlow, director of property legal services at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Following the re-organisation of the Irwin Mitchell business this year, our commercial and residential real estate teams have combined into one property division and are benefitting from a unified approach. New business enquiries and activity have increased substantially across the practice.”

“We are committed to developing our national teams and these appointments in Sheffield and Manchester play an important part in that investment plan, helping us to fulfil our ambition of providing first-class advice to clients in today’s fast moving property environments. Both new joiners come with a wealth of experience and superb track records and I have no doubt will be great assets to our practice.”

The latest recruits follow the firm’s announcement of a 93% retention rate of newly qualified solicitors and the adoption of a Flexible by Choice policy, allowing all colleagues to work when and where they want, subject to client requirements.

Several other new partners have also been recruited in recent months, including Christine Thornley in tax, trusts and estates; Angela Jackman in public law and human rights; and Danielle Parsons and Deborah Casale in employment, together with several new senior associate hires nationwide. 

The positive news on recruitment caps an 11th consecutive year of growth for the 2020-21 financial year for Irwin Mitchell, with turnover up to £275.8 million.

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