Steve Beahan > Irwin Mitchell > Sheffield, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
S3 8DT

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Experienced commercial dispute resolution lawyer. Since June 2011 has headed the commercial litigation department in Sheffield of 25+ lawyers. The department handles over 2,000 claims per year. Deals with most aspects of commercial and property litigation including professional negligence. Experience of High and County Court matters and a keen advocate of ADR having dealt with numerous mediations. Recent appearance in the Court Appeal included the reported case of Brown-Quinn and Webster Dixon LLP v Equity Syndicate Management Limited. In addition to traditional commercial litigation work, Steven and his team are panel solicitors for a number of well-known insurers dealing with disputes for individuals, businesses and charities who have the benefit of a legal expense insurance policy. Leading commentator on legal issues facing SME’s and jointly responsible of for the identification and development of new legal product offerings to SME community for the business legal services division. In recent years has developed bespoke innovative litigation funding solutions for commercial clients.


Trained Irwin Mitchell; qualified 1996; partner Irwin Mitchell 2005.


Wirral Grammar School; Sheffield University (LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester.


Sport (watching and playing), music, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell utilises its national network of offices to act for corporate clients and individuals bringing claims against a variety of professionals including solicitors, financial advisers and accountants. A particular specialism for the team is representing insolvency practitioners in claims which arise out of insolvency estates, as well as claims relating to the construction industry. Senior associate Natasha Guthrie is the key practitioner in Sheffield; Jonathan Sachs leads the national professional negligence practice from London, and Steve Beahan is head of the Sheffield commercial litigation team.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Irwin Mitchell’s commercial litigation department has developed a reputation in the student accommodation sector; practice co-head Dorrien Peters represents property owners In disputes arising from development and refurbishment projects. The team also has a national footprint in the manufacturing sector, handling disputes along the entire supply chain; the group also acts in shareholder disputes and breach of covenant matters. Co-head Steve Beahan is the go-to name for insurance litigation and barrister Yvonne Simpson is engaged by food and drink companies in claims involving food safety standards.