Law firm Irwin Mitchell has promoted Tom Seabrook to partner. He was already head of the Manchester office's banking and finance litigation team.
Seabrook acts for banks and other lenders in complex mortgage disputes with clients including Bank of America, UKAR and Lloyds Banking Group.
A former chartered surveyor, he also works with Irwin Mitchell's real estate and insolvency teams in relation to property disputes and carries out general professional negligence work, primarily on behalf of lenders.
The appointment will come into effect on 1 May. The promotion takes the number of partners at Irwin Mitchell to 174.