Richard Allan

Richard Allan

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has hired Richard Allan as a senior consultant to its national construction team.

Allan has 14 years’ experience advising UK and international owners, contractors, consultants, funders and administrators on complex construction and engineering projects across all market sectors in the UK, mainland Europe, Russia and the Middle East. He provides early project support to assist in maximising entitlement/minimising risk and has extensive experience of many forms of dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Allan, who will be based in Irwin Mitchell's Manchester office, joins the firm from Knights where he was a partner in the construction and engineering team. He has also previously worked at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons.

National head of real estate at Irwin Mitchell Adrian Barlow said commented: 'We are delighted someone of Richard’s calibre is joining our construction team and we have further hires in the pipeline which we will announce later in the Autumn. Richard will provide a good boost to our national real estate team and will help with our clients’ construction legal needs across England and beyond. He provides an invaluable addition to our skills set and his experience in the housing, education and care sectors complement our sector focus, as will his experience with windfarms support our environmental push.'