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Irwin Mitchell

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Group Chief Executive: Andrew Tucker
Group Chairman: Glyn Barker
Chief Executive, Personal Legal Services: Craig Marshall
Chief Executive, Business Legal Services: Vicky Brackett
Group Finance Director: Andrew Merrick
Number of partners: 259
Other fee-earners: 1100+
UK Offices: Sheffield (HQ), Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Chichester and Newbury Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP is a separate Scottish legal practice regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and has an office in Glasgow.

THE FIRM Nationally acclaimed, and with strong international capabilities, Irwin Mitchell is one of the few law firms that provide a diverse range of legal services to businesses and private individuals. It has a strong customer-facing culture, and impressive client retention levels.

The company, which employs over 2800 staff, has a group structure with Irwin Mitchell Holdings Limited sitting above Irwin Mitchell LLP and a number of subsidiaries. It has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Chichester, Newbury, Sheffield, and a consulting office in Middlesbrough. Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP is a separate Scottish legal practice regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and has an office in Glasgow.

Recent awards include ‘Excellence in Diversity’at the Signature Awards 2017 and 2018, ‘Regulatory Law Firm of the Year’ at the Women in Compliance Awards 2018, ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017, and‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2017.

On top of its commitment to reducing its environmental impact and providing pro bono legal advice to those who cannot afford access to justice, the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), the firm’s independent registered charity, has made over £1.8m of charitable donations since its formation in 1997. In 2017, the IMCF donated £180,000 to 13 good causes around the UK, through Irwin Mitchell’s Charity of the Year programme - £22,000 of this was raised in a single month to mark the foundation’s 20th anniversary.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK One of the largest law firms in the UK, Irwin Mitchell provides a wide range of legal services to over 200,000 clients a year, with particular strengths in litigation. The firm is organised into three service groups: personal injury, private wealth and services to businesses. It adopts a partnership approach with its clients, underpinned by the latest technology, innovative pricing and excellent service.

Personal Injury:
The firm continues to be one of the leading personal injury and medical negligence litigation practices in the UK. It offers a wide range of services covering all of the key injury types, from road traffic accidents and international personal injury claims, to product liability claims and catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases. The firm also has a national public law team and the UK’s leading Court of Protection practice.

Private Wealth:
This group encompasses four main areas of law: residential property, tax, trusts and estates, family, and will, trust and estate disputes, and is regarded as one of the top private client service offerings in the UK.
 The firm advises on a full range of private client matters including ultra-high-value family and divorce law, international tax and trust work, succession planning, rural estates matters, and high-value residential property financing and sales. Its prestigious client base includes high and ultra-high-net-worth individuals including business owners and entrepreneurs, high-level executives, investors and multi-generational families.

Services to Businesses:
The firm offers a wide range of commercial services. Areas of expertise include banking and finance, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, construction and infrastructure projects, corporate and commercial, employment, environmental, insolvency, international, investigations and prosecutions, pensions, planning, real estate, recoveries, restructuring and tax. The firm also has strength in several sectors including manufacturing, TMT, financial services, consumer businesses, education, media and sport.

Subsidiaries:
Irwin Mitchell’s investment management business (IM Asset Management Ltd) provides specialist fund management services for private individuals. It acts for a wide range of clients including highnet- worth individuals and personal injury claimants. IM Wealth Management, which is part of and owned by IM Asset Management, provides expert financial planning, helping clients of all ages prepare for their current and future financial needs.

Irwin Mitchell owns a full service DCA (debt collection agency), Ascent Performance Group Limited, which covers all types of debt across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Coris UK Ltd, part of the Coris Group, is also part of the Irwin Mitchell Group, providing a worldwide network of services to a range of independent clients in the travel and insurance industries.