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 180 partners and over 900 associates, consultants, senior advisors and other fee earners
  • Employs over 2,300 people
  • National coverage through 10 offices (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, 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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