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Irwin Mitchell Celebrates Growth As 16 Teams Rise Up Legal 500 Rankings

National Firm Enjoys Another Year Of Success


The chief executive of Irwin Mitchell has praised the work of its staff after the latest Legal 500 rankings revealed the leading national law firm has enjoyed another outstanding year, with 16 of its consumer and business legal teams rising up the rankings.

According to the latest figures, the firm is number one for Personal Injury across Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and London, with the ‘outstanding’ teams being praised for being ‘committed to getting the best outcome for its clients’ and boasting ‘star quality’.

The firm is also now the top Clinical Negligence firm in each of those cities, after rising to number one in London thanks to ‘a seemingly endless supply of top-end work’ and ‘nothing but praise from clients’.

In addition, the Medical Law team in Bristol also had a strong year, following 12 months in the city in which the ‘pre-eminent’ Alison Hawes also helped the firm’s south-west Family Law practice into the rankings. The Family Law teams in Birmingham and Sheffield remain the best in their respective locations.

On the business-related services side, Irwin Mitchell saw its Commercial Litigation specialists reach the top spot in Sheffield, as well as climb up the rankings in Birmingham, London and Leeds. The debt recovery team was also number one in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Other notable successes include the London office’s Public Law, Real Estate and Employment teams increasing their prominence in the capital.

John Pickering, Group Chief Executive of Irwin Mitchell, said he was delighted after another strong 12 months for the firm and described the performance as testament to all of the excellent work carried out by its various teams.

He outlined: “The continuing focus of our work is to ensure we deliver the best possible results for our clients and efforts to push forward with that over the past year have led to another excellent performance in the Legal 500 rankings.

“Above all else, we remain dedicated to ensuring clients advised by the firm – the most important people of all – are given access to both the best possible expertise and the highest standards of service available. We are very proud that the latest results highlight what we have achieved by maintaining this priority.

“While the past year has once again proven to be a difficult one for all kinds of businesses, these rankings show we remain in an excellent position to continue to offer top-class service and enjoy further growth in the future.”