TLT raids Irwin Mitchell in Manchester for 30-strong team including six partners

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  • Fascinating! Either IM's new gold dream didn't stack up or the Partners they hired didn't stack up. Or both!

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  • Irwin Mitchell is fighting a war it can't win with Slater & Gordon. Each are buying up PI firms in the hope of being the biggest and best PI firm in the country but PI seems to be about ever diminishing returns with medical negligence being the next in line for reform. I'm not sure why commercial lawyers would want to work for an ever growing PI outfit whose margins are getting squeezed.

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  • Nice to see some positive news coming out of Manchester for a change. TLT should liven things up in the city and I expect there are other disillusioned partners within some of the larger firms who will look at this and consider making a move to what is clearly a very ambitious commercial law firm.
    I hope they succeed in what is a very tough and competitive legal market.

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  • @ Dog eat Dog

    I totally agree. When viewed against a back drop of the Pannone split and Walker Morris shedding their PI practice and, on the other side of the fence, firms like DLA losing their Insurance practices, it's hard to see how IM can build a commercial practice which will be the equal of its superb claimant PI/Clin. Neg. practice.

    It's like sticking a horse's head onto a cow's body.

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  • Stick to what you're good at. Stop chasing a pipe dream. Claimant PI and commercial law doesn't work.

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  • @ Anonymous 4:06pm

    Beautifully put. It really is hard to understand IM's strategy here, but as far as I can tell it seems to be roughly what Pannone have just abandoned as unviable. It's a shame because the people who moved over to IM in Manchester recently are a good bunch, but I can't see it working out personally.

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  • @ Anon 8:34am

    There is a firm in Newcastle called Sintons which combines claimant PI and commercial law rather well.

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  • Surely this finishes Irwin Mitchell's commercial law aspirations in Manchester?

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