Paul Kirkpatrick has joined Manchester-based commercial firm HRC Law as a new partner in its commercial dispute resolution team.
Joining from national law firm Shoosmiths, where he was partner and led a team of 10, Kirkpatrick will work with the HRC Law partnership to take the firm to its next phase of growth. He brings a wealth of experience in setting up and growing a commercial litigation practice working with clients within multinational corporations to fast-growth entrepreneur-led businesses. He advises on a range of complex commercial and contractual issues.
Before joining Shoosmiths in 2011, Kirkpatrick practised at Wragge & Co for seven years.
HRC Law was founded by Simon Whitehead five years ago and now has a 25-strong team working across employment, corporate & commercial, property and commercial dispute resolution.
Kirkpatrick said: 'HRC Law presented a different and attractive opportunity when I was looking for a new role in the north west. As a young and entrepreneurial firm, it was clear that HRC Law was somewhere I could make a real difference. The rest of the partner group have built their respective practice areas impressively with strong teams and an enviable client list. I look forward to doing the same.'