Isle of Man • London

Irini Newby - Director

Irini Newby
Office: +44 1624 690 339
Mobile: +44 7624 433 107
  • Simcocks is praised for its "responsive service and industry knowledge".- 2016 Legal 500
  • Practice head and ‘“no-fuss” lawyer' Irini Newby provides ‘quick and effective solutions'. She advised a local company on its commercial development site in England, and a building materials company on a recent acquisition of an aggregates and cement business. - 2014 Legal 500
  • Irini Newby leads the group with a pragmatic approach which has attracted many of the top and middle-tier UK law firms and some blue-chip corporates. The team draws on the expertise of directors Phil Games and David Spencer, as well as a very experienced associate, Adam Kelly. - 2007 Legal 500
  • Simcocks’ very approachable Irini Newby heads the firm’s commercial and commercial property departments. She heads a team able to offer advice on property transactions under both English and Manx law. She runs the efficient and knowledgeable employment practice. - 2009 Legal 500
  • Simcocks receives the ultimate accolade when clients say ‘we frequently instruct it above UK firms, as service and knowledge is superior’. Irini Newby ‘explains the complexities of the law in plain English’, and has been active in numerous termination cases. - 2010 Chambers and Partners
  • Simcocks offers ‘sensible commercial advice’ with ‘care taken to explain the finer points’, and group head Irini Newby is recommended as ‘positive and conscientious’. In line with market trends, the firm handled a high volume of property-related restructurings and refinancings in 2009. - 2010 Legal 500
  • Simcocks saw an increase in deals with a cross-border element in 2009, particularly deals related to Asia. Other highlights included advising a BVI holding company on a £30m refinancing package. Irini Newby heads a ‘responsive’ team. - 2010 Legal 500
  • Irini Newby responded in a timely manner, anticipated potential issues and left me with a feeling of confidence. - 2010 Chambers and Partners
  • Irini Newby is ‘pragmatic and commercial - she aims to get deals done. - 2008 Legal 500
  • Simcocks’ team has built well in recent years and offers very high standards of service. Irini Newby leads the group with a pragmatic, hands-on approach which has attracted many of the top and middle-tier UK law firms and some blue-chip corporates. - 2007 Legal 500
  • Head of the firm's corporate department Irini Newby is active in the areas of restructuring and M&A. She recently led a team in the sale of four international subsidiaries through a holding company on the Isle of Man. - 2013 Chambers UK
  • Irini Newby advised a Scottish e-gaming company on its website content, and a bookmaker on its restructuring. - 2014 Legal 500
  • Irini Newby heads the firm's corporate department and is active in the areas of restructuring and M&A. She recently led a team in the sale of four international subsidiaries through a holding company on the Isle of Man. - 2013 Chambers Global
  • Irini Newby acts for limited companies and major high-street banks across the full range of corporate matters. She is also increasingly retained by gaming and e-commerce companies. - 2014 Chambers Global
  • Simcocks advises employers on staff handbooks, contracts, and disciplinary procedures, and also handles the employment elements of corporate transactions. Practice head Irini Newby is highly recommended. - 2014 Legal 500
  • Irini Newby is "efficient and knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator". - 2013 Legal 500
  • Director Irini Newby leads the corporate and commercial team and handles business disposals and M&A. Commentators like her "responsiveness and commercial approach to dealing with matters." - 2015 Chambers UK
  • The 'fast, focused and judicious’ Irini Newby leads the Commercial team. - 2015 Legal 500

  • Simcocks is praised for ‘quick response times, excellent service and clear advice’, and its team is led by the ‘very capable and client-focused’ Irini Newby. - 2015 Legal 500
  • Lawyers at Simcocks are ‘helpful, responsive, diligent and mindful of client needs’. Irini Newby is praised for her ‘forensic attention to detail and clear, succinct advice’. - 2015 Legal 500

Background

Irini heads the corporate and commercial, commercial property and employment departments of the practice.

She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, disposal of business undertakings, amalgamation and reconstruction of companies, complex corporate finance transactions and advises directors and corporate service providers on matters of Manx company law.

She leads a strong team of lawyers with a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial work across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. She is very quick to respond and puts together the team which offer clients great ideas and the legal expertise to help them exploit opportunities to their fullest advantage.

Her client base ranges from major high street banks and large PLCs and boutique private enterprise to individual gaming companies and e-commerce entities.

Irini has considerable experience in all aspects of commercial property across the office, industrial, retail and leisure sectors. She advises on acquisitions and disposal of property, planning issues, option agreements, leases, break clauses, leasebacks and real estate restructuring.

Irini advises on a variety of issues arising from employment law. She acts for individuals, directors, shareholders and corporate service providers on matters of Manx employment law. 

Previously Irini worked at the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester. She has been named as a leader in her field by the independent directory, Chambers UK and has been recommended for her expertise by the Legal 500. 

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Admissions

  • Admitted Isle of Man 2003
  • Admitted England and Wales 1998

Education

  • University of Toronto (BA Hons) 1986
  • University of Birmingham (MBA) 1989
  • Metropolitan University of Manchester (CPE and LPC) 1996

Memberships

  • Isle of Man Law Society
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Isle of Man Government’s China Forum – an active group strengthening economic links with China
  • Land Registry Users Group Committee 

Languages

  • Greek
  • Macedonian