Irwin Mitchell breaks new ground with Spanish launch

Irwin Mitchell is launching its first ever overseas operation with the opening of offices in Marbella and Madrid.

The Spanish offices will operate as Irwin Mitchell Abogados and will be headed by partner Jose Maria de Lorenzo. Lorenzo was previously a partner at personal injury firm Lorenzo Zurbrugg, which merged with Irwin Mitchell in 2003.

Irwin Mitchell Abogados plans to work with Spanish and UK clients, including ex-pats who have made their home in Spain. The team has already received instructions from insurance clients and will also carry out debt collection work and enforce foreign judgments.

Managing partner Howard Culley said Irwin Mitchell would focus on replicating its UK practice in “whichever country it chose to open offices”.