Ros Bever > Irwin Mitchell > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
One St Peter’s Square
M2 3AF

Work Department

Personal legal services.


Partner and Head of the Manchester Family Law team.

She has 18 years’ experience dealing exclusively in family law. Her career has been entirely based in the North West and she is a high profile Manchester family lawyer. Her expertise and excellent reputation has resulted in her receiving instructions from clients not only in Manchester and the North West, but from throughout the UK and the rest of the world.

Ros was shortlisted for the Jordan’s award of Family Law Partner of the Year. She was the only divorce lawyer outside of London to make The Lawyer’s coveted Hot 100 list in 2016.


Trained Jones Goodall, West Yorkshire; qualified 1998; Mace & Jones 1998; partner 2006; partner Irwin Mitchell.




Fairfield High School for Girls; Leeds University (1993 BSC Hons); Manchester Metropolitan University (1998 LPC).


Reading, theatre, walking, spending time with her children.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

Irwin Mitchell fields a three partner team – the national head of department is  Ros Bever who divides her time between London and Manchester. Toby Hales  and Jenna Lucas are also recommended. It continues to focus on international and expatriate work frequently advising on high-value cases. The team is renowned for its work on modern families law and alternative dispute resolution. Hales conducts advocacy at all levels up to the High Court and his work spans all areas of family law including complex children cases. Lucas has a particular specialism in children matters that usually have an international dimension.

North West > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

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Irwin Mitchell is sought after by high-net-worth clients for its experience of handling family matters with international dimensions, such as complex, cross-border asset structures. The practice also routinely handles divorces involving complicating aspects such as substance addiction, allegations of abuse, and litigation in different jurisdictions. Ros Bever has a ‘tenacious approach to justice‘ and has previously handled litigation up to the Supreme Court level, while Nathaniel Groarke is accredited by Resolution as a specialist in international work. Senior associate Hannah Saxe is ‘astute and level-headed’ with a focus on matters involving children.