Irwin Mitchell Announces Appointment Of Adrian Barlow As National Head Of Real Estate


Adrian Barlow

Adrian Barlow, New National Head Of Real Estate, Irwin Mitchell

Latest Hire Builds On Firm’s Strong Reputation In The Commercial Property Sector

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced that it has appointed Pinsent Masons’ partner Adrian Barlow to the role of National Head of Real Estate.

Based in London, Adrian will be responsible for leading a team of over 30 commercial real estate partners and more than 40 other commercial real estate lawyers across eight UK offices.

Adrian has a wealth of experience in real estate and successfully led Pinsent Masons’ Property Group from 2004 to 2016.

His client focus is in advising both public and private sector organisations in project strategy and the implementation of real estate portfolio and business change management from a legal perspective. In this work Adrian has advised household names, FTSE 100 and foreign companies.

During his 30 year career at Pinsent Masons, Adrian was the senior sponsor of the Diversity & Inclusion agenda. He is a trustee of the Ouseley Trust and sits on the charity’s main board and finance committee.

Vicky Brackett, chief executive of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services division, said:

“We are delighted to announce that Adrian Barlow is joining Irwin Mitchell to head up our Real Estate practice.

“Adrian is an exceptional leader who has shown throughout his career a genuine interest in people and managing talent within his team. 

“I am confident that he has the right credentials to build on our already strong reputation in the real estate market.

“The appointment clearly reflects our ambition to grow our Business Legal Services division through individuals who have both a superb track record in their sector and the proven ability to provide first-class client care.”

Earlier this month Irwin Mitchell also announced the appointment of Real Estate partner Robert Stangroom into its Southampton office.  These new appointments means that Irwin Mitchell now has 40 partners and over 80 lawyers that concentrate on real estate across both the commercial and residential sectors, offering the full spectrum of advice: investment acquisitions and sales, lettings, development, planning, construction, litigation and tax.

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