Irwin Mitchell recruits Jonathan More as new partner in London

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New partner Jonathan More joins the Construction & Engineering Team at London based law firm Irwin Mitchell

The latest appointment takes the specialist construction team up to eighteen with four partners.

Currently, it is led by Mark Clinton and sits within Irwin Mitchell’s Property Division which now numbers 28 partners and 147 qualified lawyers.

Previous experience

Jonathan More was previously the lead construction disputes partner at chambers practice, Spencer West LLP.

Before then, Jonathan More worked at Fenwick Elliott where spent time on a number of significant construction related disputes.

He advised on a significant c. 1 billion USD International Arbitration (ICC) comprising a series of disputes in relation to major infrastructure project in the Middle East.

Others included advising in relation to a c. £50m R&D renewable power plant project dispute; advising in a multi-million EURO DAB dispute relating to a series of claims in respect of an Eastern European power plant; and finally advising in relation to a major refurbishment dispute relating to a private domestic residence valued at over £20m in one of London’s highest resi-value property streets.

More has acted for one of the top contractors in the UK and Europe known as TCC and advised on disputes all over the world including Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Hong Kong.

His career also includes advising on some of the UK’s most high-profile projects such as Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Trams, London Overground’s East London Line extension and Crossrail.

Other experience Jonathan More has benefitted from includes his eight years of working in-house.

He also became an expert on NEC contracts after spending six years between 2009 and 2015 working for TfL and Crossrail.

‘Jonathan’s appointment comes just at the right time’

Mark Clinton, head of construction & engineering at Irwin Mitchell said:

“Jonathan’s arrival will be a real boost to our national construction and engineering practice, particularly in London and will complement the arrival of construction partners Edward Davies and Richard Allan in Manchester just over twelve months ago.

“Our team has been inundated recently, supporting clients dealing with “the cladding crisis” which shows no sign of abating in the short term.

“Jonathan’s appointment comes just at the right time and we will benefit from his great experience and strong reputation. His entrepreneurial skills will help us as we drive forward the growth of our contentious practice.

“We are now looking in the market for a new senior associate and a new associate in the construction team to support our growth ambitions. We hope to be able to announce on these soon.”

Jonathan More, the new partner added:

“I am very excited to be joining Irwin Mitchell.

“The continued growth the firm has achieved in recent years is evidence of its success and entrepreneurial approach in the provision of legal services.

“The opportunity I have been given to join and help grow the firm’s construction team from London is unique and one which I am certain will see us continue to thrive in a sector that is so important to day-to-day life.”

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