Irwin Mitchell has appointed Banking & Finance partner Paddy Sturman to head up its Business Legal Services division in Leeds.
Mr Sturman joined from Gordons LLP over two years ago and specialises in advising institutional lenders, corporates and real estate investors and developers on all aspects of banking and finance.
He will continue to head up the Banking & Finance team in Leeds, but in his new role he will also lead a 50 strong team specialising in corporate, real estate, restructuring & insolvency, intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment and commercial law.
He takes over from Andrew Walker who has relocated to Irwin Mitchell’s Gatwick office to continue growing the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice in the South of England.
Victoria Brackett, chief executive of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services division, added: “The legal sector in Leeds continues to grow and there is a huge opportunity for Irwin Mitchell to build on its reputation in the city and the wider region.
“Paddy has a clear vision for our business division and I’ve no doubt that he will be a success in his new role.”