About Us | Irwin Mitchell

About Us

Irwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, we offer a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.

The firm was founded in 1912 by Walter Irwin Mitchell. With a concentration on criminal law, he aimed to provide the highest quality legal services to the general public from his small legal practice in Sheffield.

Today, Irwin Mitchell is the 20th largest law firm in the UK and amongst the top 50 in Europe, operating out of 11 UK offices with a consulting office in Middlesbrough.

We currently employ over 2,100 members of staff, including over 1,000 legally trained personnel and have helped over 1 million clients in our 100 year history.

The Business Legal Services division is also the fastest-growing area of the firm, with an increasing number of global, national and regional companies choosing to work with us.

In 2012, we became one of the first companies to be approved as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS), allowing us to plan for growth and take advantage of the opportunities created by the changing legal landscape.

Our Values

Whenever you deal with us, you’ll notice that our core values guide us at every stage. We always seek:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity

Our Purpose And Our Vision

Our purpose, which focuses on our clients, is "to look after our clients’ interests positively, actively and professionally". We also have a clear vision, which is "to be the legal brand of choice".

Ambitious

The Irwin Mitchell Group encompasses a diverse range of businesses, with a commitment to building on the impressive growth it's delivered over recent years. 

To find out more about our Group and the companies that are part of it, visit the Irwin Mitchell Group website.