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Awards

We have a clear vision: "to be the legal brand of choice". To realise this vision, we must deliver excellent levels of service.

Independent awards are a good indicator of how we're doing and you can see our award successes here:

2018

Winner

Best Contribution By A Firm With An English Head Office

Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2018

The work of our pro bono team in providing legal aid to those who would otherwise be unable to afford it was recognised with a win at the Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2018.

Ranked

Best Law Firms 2019

The Times

Irwin Mitchell has been recognised in The Times' inaugural list of the best 200 law firms in England and Wales. We were also ranked first for personal injury & medical negligence; second for human rights; third for administrative & public law.

Winner

Solicitor Firm Of The Year (National)

The British Wills And Probate Awards 2018

We're proud to see the hard work of our Tax, Trust, & Estate team rewarded with a well-deserved award win at the British Will and Probate Awards 2018

Winner

Banking & Finance Law Award

Yorkshire Law Awards 2018

This award marks a fantastic year of successes for our Sheffield and Leeds offices, which included acting on numerous multi-million pound deals for clients such as The Mayborn Group, RBS, Lloyds Bank, ICG Longbow and HSBC.

Winner

Diversity & Inclusion Award

Yorkshire Law Awards 2018

Awarded for our hard work to make Irwin Mitchell a welcoming place for people of all genders, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations.

Winner

Regulatory Law Firm of the Year

Women In Compliance Awards 2018

A double victory for Irwin Mitchell, recognising both our exceptional work in the regulatory field and our commitment to gender diversity in the workplace.

Winner

Community Engagement Award

Disability Sport Yorkshire

We were recognised for our Don't Quit, Do It campaign; our work with the Sheffield Smashers Boccia Club; and our sponsorship of multiple Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE.

Winner

Excellence in Diversity Award

Signature Awards 2018

We are proud to have won The Signature Awards' Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year running.

2017

Winner

Regional Insurance Firm of the Year

Legal 500 Awards 2017

Our Birmingham Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams won Regional Insurance Firm of the Year at the Legal 500 awards 2017.

Best for personal injury & clinical negligence

Best Law Firms 2019

The Times

We're proud to be listed in The Time's first ever rankings of the best 200 law Firms in England and Wales, and to be recognised as the best firm for personal injury & clinical negligence.

Winner

Large Law Firm of the Year

Yorkshire Law Awards 2017

The superb work of our Leeds and Sheffield offices have been recognised at the Yorkshire Law Awards with Irwin Mitchell being named Large Law Firm of the Year 2017.

Winner

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year

Northern Law Awards

Our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence solicitors won Team of the Year at the 2015 Northern Law Awards in Newcastle.

Winner

Law Firm of the Year 2017

Hampshire Law Society

Our Southampton office is very proud to have won Hampshire Law Society Law Firm of the Year 2017

WINNER

Private Client Team Of The Year

Legal Business Awards 2017

Our Personal Legal Services department was awarded Private Client Team of the Year by the Legal Business Awards 2017.

Silver

Best Employer: BME Women

Citywealth Powerwoman Awards

We were awarded a Silver Award in the Best Employer BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Women category at the 2017 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards

Winner

Excellence in Diversity Award

Signature Awards

We are proud to have won The Signature Awards' 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award

2016

Winner

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Personal Injury Awards 2016

Our social media team won Marketing Campaign of the Year at the 2016 Personal Injury Awards for the Don't Quit Do It campaign

Winner

Team of the Year

The British Legal Awards 2016

Our Private Wealth team won Private Client Team of the Year at the 2016 British Legal Awards

Winner

Litigation Team of the Year

The Lawyer Awards 2016

Our Family Law team won the Litigation Team of the Year prize after its success in the Supreme Court.

WINNER

Private Client Team Of The Year

Legal Business Awards 2016

Our Family Law and Contentious Probate teams were named Private Client Team of the Year by the Legal Business Awards 2016.

SHORTLISTED

Family Team Of The Year

Solicitors Journal Awards 2016

Our Family Law team were shortlisted for the team of the year award at the 2016 Solicitors Journal Awards.

Winner

Trusted Merchant

Feefo

We've been accredited through Feefo, the independent reviews and rating platform.

2015

Winner

Best Trainee Recruitment Campaign

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards

We were delighted to receive the prize for the Best Trainee Recruitment Campaign at The Lawyer Business Leadership awards.

Winner

Best Legal Market Brand

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards

We proudly won the Best Legal Market Brand award at The Lawyer Business Leadership awards.

Shortlisted

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

Law Society

We're proud to have been shortlisted for the the 2015 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion category at the Law Society Awards.

Winner

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year

Northern Law Awards

Our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence solicitors won Team of the Year at the 2015 Northern Law Awards in Newcastle.

2014

Winner

Litigation Team of the Year

Scott and Co Legal Awards 2014

Our litigation team, who were highly commended in 2013, faced competition from six other Scottish firms to win this hotly-contested category.

2013

Top 10

Diversity League Table

Black Solicitors Network

We were ranked 8th in the Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Table, known as "the legal profession's leading diversity publication". 

Gold Standard

Corporate Responsibility Index 2013

Business in the Community

We're proud to have achieved a Gold Standard in BITC's Corporate Responsibility Index, a measure in responsible business practice.

Winner

Development Of Talent Award

Halsbury Legal Awards 2013

We won this award thanks to our partnership with The University of Law and The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Through the partnership we provide legal and business education with more than 200 people going through the programme since it was established in 2011.

Winner

Personal Injury Law Firm Of The Year In England

Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2013

The awards commemorate those who have been active over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service and during a difficult global economic downturn.

Winner

Fundraising Firm Of The Year

Scott and Co Legal Awards 2013

Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP was rewarded for fundraising efforts. The Glasgow team raised money for charities by taking part in a variety of events such as a 5K run, a cycle ride, an Olympic-themed lunch, a Wii fitness challenge and a relay along the route of the Edinburgh Marathon.

Winner

Corporate Law Firm Of The Year

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Dinner 2013

Our Sheffield office was recognised as Corporate Law Firm of the Year at an awards ceremony that recognises excellence within the region's dealmaking community.

2012

Winner

Most Effective Diversity Programme - Gender

The Lawyer Workplace & Diversity Awards 2012

Our commitment to diversity was recognised by The Lawyer, in particular our work in the field of gender equality.

Winner

Education And Training Initiative Of The Year

The British Legal Awards 2012

Our partnership with The College of Law and The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives was recognised at a major ceremony in London.

Winner

Best Graduate Trainee Recruitment Campaign

The Lawyer Workplace & Diversity Awards 2012

We won an award for our Graduate Trainee Recruitment Campaign after restructuring our Legal Work Placement programme to create a consistent and engaging experience for students.

Top 100

Workplace Equality Index 2012

Stonewall

We were ranked 33rd in Stonewall's countdown of best UK companies for equality in the workplace.

2011

Winner

Corporate Strategy

Finanical Times Innovative Lawyers 2011

Judges analysed how businesses have innovated to stay ahead of their competitors and delivered better value for clients.

Winner

Property Law Firm Of The Year

Insider Property Industry Awards (Yorkshire) 2011

Our Real Estate team won this prestigious prize, with judges commenting that "Irwin Mitchell had done some great deals, had a great regional focus, and remained profitable".

Top 100

Workplace Equality Index 2011

Stonewall

We were recognised by lesbian, gay and bisexual lobby group Stonewall who placed us in the top 100 companies in the UK for equality in the workplace.