Flint joins Clarke Willmott as a partner in its growing Spring Gardens office, which is planning further expansion for later this year.
He brings his experience of high-profile litigation to a team who have expertise in a wide range of legal fields including employment, financial services and technology.
Flint said: “I am delighted to be joining such a high profile team here in Manchester and am very much looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the practice.
“Our clients continue to face a varied and constantly changing set of challenges both at home and abroad and need forward thinking, pragmatic and commercial lawyers to protect their interests.”
Head of Manchester office, Roy Crozier, said: “We are really pleased to welcome John to Clarke Willmott, adding to our experienced team in the North West and nationally.
“I am delighted that we are now able to provide a full service offering to our clients in the Manchester business community. We are expecting more high profile recruits as the year progresses.”