Irwin Mitchell will expand its family law practice in the North East of England with the acquisition of Silk Family Law.
The deal will add to Irwin Mitchell’s strong national family law practice which is already one of the largest teams in the country and regularly brings complex financial separation cases to the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
The deal to acquire Silk Family Law follows the news of Irwin Mitchell’s investment in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie earlier this month. Irwin Mitchell has also recently appointed former BBC news presenter Joanna Gosling as a mediator in the family law team.
Silk Family Law is ranked number one in the Legal 500 in the North East and operates out of Newcastle, Leeds and Richmond, North Yorkshire. It represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law cases, including financial and children matters. Its specialist lawyers have expertise in dealing with complex financial issues, including business assets, farming businesses, trusts, and pensions, as well as cases with an international dimension.
Irwin Mitchell has a growing service for affluent individuals and business owners which, as well as one of the largest family law teams in the country, also includes the 3rd largest private client team, executive employment specialists, wealth management and financial planning teams and can also draw on the support of Irwin Mitchell’s corporate, commercial, and personal injury teams.
The Irwin Mitchell team recently won Private Client team of the year at the latest Northern Law Awards.
Ros Bever, Irwin Mitchell director of legal services in family law, said:
“This strategic investment will expand our expertise and reach in the North East of England, and I’m excited about our combined future. Our family law specialists work on ground-breaking cases and achieve excellent results for our clients, and we’re delighted to be welcoming the Silk Family Law team to Irwin Mitchell.”
Ian Kennerley, Managing Partner at Silk Family Law, said:
“We’re delighted to be joining Irwin Mitchell and remain committed to providing the same specialist high quality family law advice and representation for all our clients. We share the same values for client service and excellence and look forward to benefiting from the additional resources and support which will be available to our clients on a national and international basis.”