National law firm Irwin Mitchell has recruited Richard Allan as a Senior Consultant to its National construction team.
Richard joins from Knights where he was a partner in the construction and engineering team, having previously spent a number of years in highly ranked teams at firms including DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He will be based in Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office but will have a national remit.
Richard has 14 years’ experience advising leading UK and international owners, contractors, consultants, funders and administrators on complex construction and engineering projects across all market sectors in the UK, mainland Europe, Russia and the Middle East. He provides early project support to assist in maximising entitlement/minimising risk and has extensive experience of many forms of dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
His appointment takes Irwin Mitchell’s Construction team to 11 with two partners currently. The team is led by Mark Clinton and sits within Irwin Mitchell’s National Real Estate Practice which is headed by Adrian Barlow. Irwin Mitchell’s commercial and residential property departments currently consists of 25 partners and a team of 80 qualified staff from seven offices across the UK.
Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Barlow, National Head of Real Estate at Irwin Mitchell said, “We are delighted someone of Richard’s calibre is joining our construction team and we have further hires in the pipeline which we will announce later in the Autumn. Richard will provide a good boost to our national real estate team and will help with our clients’ construction legal needs across England and beyond. He provides an invaluable addition to our skills set and his experience in the housing, education and care sectors complement our sector focus, as will his experience with windfarms support our environmental push.”