PAUL FIRTH

National Head of Real Estate,
Irwin Mitchell

Paul is a Property Development Lawyer, the Regional Managing Partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield Office and the National Head of Real Estate at Irwin Mitchell; one of the top twenty legal practices in the country.

He has extensive development and commercial experience and has advised many major property companies on a wide range of commercial issues. He has also advised many major organisations in relation to their property portfolios including Lafarge, Ibstock Brick, Arnold Laver & Company, Sibelco, National Express and the University of Sheffield.

Paul is Chairman of Creative Sheffield the Economic Development Agency for the City of Sheffield and he is also the Chairman of the Children’s Hospital Charity.
Paul has received a number of awards including the inaugural Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Lifetime Achievement Awards; the Institute of Directors (Yorkshire & Humber) Business Advisor of the Year in 2008 and has won the International IVCA Clarion Awards for a conference he conceived and organised with Vice President Al Gore to raise business leaders awareness of the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.

He has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Sheffield to acknowledge services to the University, the City of Sheffield and to the legal profession.