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Andrew is the Group Chief Executive of Irwin Mitchell, having taken over from John Pickering in April 2014.
As Group Chief Executive, Andrew sits on the main Board of the holding company, Irwin Mitchell Holdings Ltd, and the Executive Board of Irwin Mitchell LLP. His role makes him ultimately responsible for the management of the Group.
Andrew brings strong strategic vision to the Chief Executive role and a commitment to operational efficiency, execution and excellence.
Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive, Andrew was the Chief Executive of the firm’s Personal Legal Services (PLS) division with responsibility for the delivery of a range of legal services, including personal injury, family, public law, court of protection, wills, trusts and probate, contentious probate, conveyancing and retail lending.
Andrew took the reins of PLS in 2011 and led the division through a period of impressive growth, reporting improved performance year-on-year. During Andrew’s tenure, the PLS division also expanded its geographic reach, with new offices opening in Bristol and Southampton, as well as a consulting office in Leicester, and also completed the acquisition of well-respected personal injury firm MPH Solicitors in November 2013.
Prior to 2011, Andrew headed up Irwin Mitchell’s industry-leading personal injury department and has also worked on many high profile and groundbreaking cases, including the Kegworth air crash, CJD and the coal miners’ vibration white finger and chest illness cases. He joined Irwin Mitchell in 1985 and became a Partner in 1988.
Outside Irwin Mitchell, Andrew spent nine years as a Law Society Council Member for Yorkshire. He also has many varied interests outside of the law.
“Promotion to Partner level is a huge achievement which demonstrates the incredible hard work and dedication that each of these people has shown across their time at Irwin Mitchell. Each and every one of our new Partners thoroughly deserves their promotion and I am proud to congratulate all of them on their success.
“It is very welcome to also see legal experts from across the group and also professionals from our Group Services teams reaching this level. The fact that several of our new Partners were also once trainees is another sign of the huge emphasis we place on investing and developing our talent at all levels.
We’re sure that all of them will play a key role in the future success of the Group and will prove to be vital as we look to continue to further develop and grow our business.”
“The role of Senior Associate provides career development opportunities for high performing Associates and recognises developing leaders and technical experts. This is another example of how we are willing to invest in our people.
“I’m delighted to be able to congratulate so many talented employees across our Group on their promotions and it is testament to our strength in breadth that business and personal legal services, as well as our group services teams, are well represented.”
“I’m delighted to confirm and congratulate another record number of associate promotions this year. Developing our people is a key priority, as they are the ones who will drive us forward and deliver success for our clients.
“Becoming an associate is a significant career step and I’m proud that the 51 promotions come from many different sectors of our business, showing what a diverse group of specialists we are building here at Irwin Mitchell.
“Although our promotions are made on merit alone, an equal gender split reflects the diversity of our group and our new associates are also evenly split across our northern and southern offices, showing the increasing strength in depth we have across the UK after a transformational year for the Group.”
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