Meet the Team

Yuri Barnwell-Smith

Trainee Solicitor

Yuri joined McHale & Co as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2016 after working as a Paralegal at international law firm Pinsent Masons. He has a particular interest in Commercial and Sports Law having gained experience in-house at NIKE and works with the Sports Representation arm of the firm.

Yuri graduated from the University of Salford in 2014 with a LLB (First Class Hons). He then went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law after being one of 20 students in the country to have been highlighted as “one of the most talented future lawyers” having been awarded a Law First Scholarship from the University.

Outside of work Yuri enjoys keeping fit and coaches at Altrincham Athletics Club.