Duncan Hope > Irwin Mitchell > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
One St Peter’s Square
M2 3AF
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Work Department

Business legal services


Duncan has considerable experience of advising clients on a varied caseload of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Pension disputes
  • Fraud and dishonesty
  • The enforcement of restrictive covenants 

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

Irwin Mitchell is known for acting in a range of heavyweight commercial disputes, with a particular focus on clients in the financial services, technology and manufacturing sectors. ‘First class litigatorDuncan Hope leads the team, supported by ‘super savvy‘ associate Ailsa Anderson. Shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, fiduciary duty and restrictive covenant cases all make up part of the firm’s regular workload.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Irwin Mitchell‘s key commercial disputes figures are recently promoted Katie Byrne in Gatwick, who acts in high-value international and financial services (including insurance) disputes; and London-based solicitor Samantha Leung, who is ‘hardworking, diligent and extremely able‘. Providing additional partner-level support are Manchester-based Duncan Hope and Dorrien Peters in Sheffield.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence

Based in Sheffield, the professional negligence team at Irwin Mitchell acts for both individuals and corporate clients on claims against a range of professionals. It is recognised for its expertise in construction-related negligence disputes and has a particular specialism in representing insolvency practitioners in claims arising out of insolvency estates. Senior associate Natasha Guthrie is the key practitioner in Sheffield; Duncan Hope sits as national practice head in Manchester while Steven Beahan is head of Sheffield’s commercial litigation team. Legal executive Joe Dunne is also recommended.