Irwin Mitchell Key Facts

Key Facts

Some interesting facts and figures about Irwin Mitchell:

  • Established in 1912
  • We are one of the largest law firms in the UK with over 200 partners and over 900 associates, consultants, senior advisors and other fee earners
  • Employs over 2,100 people
  • National coverage through 11 offices (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton)
  • Helped over 1 million clients with their legal needs since 1912 and continue to help thousands of people every year
  • Largest 'full service' law firm in the UK, providing a wide range of private client and business legal services to private individuals, businesses, charities, institutions and organisations
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year – Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Dinner 2013
  • Gold Award in the Business in the Community (BITC) ‘Top 100 Companies That Count’ CR index
  • Winner of the Development of Talent Award – Halsbury Legal Awards 2013
  • Property Law Firm of the Year – Insider Property Industry Awards (Yorkshire) 2011
  • Recognised for innovative corporate strategy at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2011
  • Winner of The Lawyer’s Workplace & Diversity Award 2012
  • We have Investors in People status
  • Ranked in the 2014 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year
  • Our independent registered charity, the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF) has made over £1 million of charitable donations since its formation
  • Silver level sponsors of the National pro bono centre
  • Number one provider of commoditised services to major institutions
  • Founding and Executive member of the Legal Sector Alliance
  • We generate 50,000 wills every year
  • Became one of the first Legal Disciplinary Partnerships (LDP) in May 2010, allowing non-solicitors to become Equity Partners for the first time
  • Converted to a new corporate structure in May 2011, with Equity Partners becoming Members of a new holding company
  • Became one of the first Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and the first multiple-licensed ABS in August 2012
  • Confirmed the appointment of the first non-lawyers to the Irwin Mitchell Holdings Board in August 2012 with Glyn Barker, former vice-chair of PwC UK, joining as Chairman and Mel Egglenton joining as a second Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, a role he also held with accountants KPMG
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Litigation firms Worldwide (The Lawyer, 2012)
  • Certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Standard
  • Certified to ISO 27001 Information Security Standard 
  • Certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard

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    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.