Irwin Mitchell Boosts Real Estate Disputes Team with new Partner Appointment in London

Irwin Mitchell Boosts Real Estate Disputes Team with new Partner Appointment in London

National law firm’s property division now has 29 partners and over 150 qualified lawyers

National law firm Irwin Mitchell is expanding its Real Estate Disputes Team with the recruitment of a new partner, William Scott, who will be based in the firm’s London office.

The appointment takes the specialist disputes team to 25, including four partners and four senior associates, based in offices across the UK.  The team is jointly led by partners Danny Revitt and Tim Rayner and sits within Irwin Mitchell’s Property Division which will now number 29 partners and over 150 qualified lawyers.

Will will be working with London Head of Real Estate Disputes, partner Paul Henson in a team of seven specialist real estate disputes lawyers in London.

He joins Irwin Mitchell from Bates Wells where he was Head of Real Estate Disputes since April 2019, having joined the firm as a solicitor in 2008.

Will has extensive experience of working for both landlords and tenants advising on all aspects of disputes relating to commercial landlord and tenant relationships. He has particular expertise in acting for corporate occupiers, charities, retailers, unions, educational establishments and individuals. Day to day work includes advising on service charge disputes, dilapidations claims, all aspects of exits from property, lease renewals, forfeitures and possession claims. He has also built up a reputation amongst clients and led on ESG property related matters, business rates, telecoms issues and the Real Estate aspects of the impact economy.

He is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Danny Revitt, Joint Head of Real Estate Disputes at Irwin Mitchell said, “Will’s arrival will be a real boost to our national Real Estate Disputes practice, particularly in London, where we are already highly regarded but are keen to develop and grow the team further. His expertise in ESG, business rates and telecoms will further strengthen our offer as these are key issues our clients are concerned about and wish us to help address.”

Tim Rayner, Joint Head of Real Estate Disputes at Irwin Mitchell added, “Our national Real Estates Disputes Team has more than doubled in size in the last five years, reflecting the challenges investors, developers and occupiers face in the modern real estate industry. We have a strong and sizeable practice already but look forward to working with Will to further strengthen our offer to clients. We wish him a warm welcome.”

Irwin Mitchell has continued to invest heavily in its team focused on the corporate, property and institutions audience.

Earlier this year it announced the arrival of construction partner Robert Tunningley, banking partner Jeremy Ladyman,  two corporate/property tax partners, Kate Featherstone and Jennie Newton and most recently corporate partner Geraint Lloyd.

The firm is committed to the ESG agenda and has developed its own service for clients.

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