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Impressive Results For Irwin Mitchell In Independent Legal 500 Guide

Chief Executive Praises Both Business and Personal Legal Services Staff For Strong Performance in 2013 Rankings


By Dave Grimshaw

Irwin Mitchell’s Group Chief Executive is proud that the firm has continued to improve its rankings in the Independent Legal 500 UK guide.

The firm, which recently reported annual income in excess of £200m for the first time, has been named as a top tier firm in 23 practice areas and is recommended in a total of 80 practice areas covering legal advice to both consumers and businesses – an increase on the previous year.

Seventeen lawyers at the firm are listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list, highlighting the most outstanding lawyers nationwide while the number of lawyers from across the country that are recommended in the guide has increased to 112.

The Business Legal Services division continued its impressive growth with improved rankings for 11 teams and in total posted 35 top 3 rankings. Irwin Mitchell was also nominated for an award for its personal injury work in the North, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber and the results in the guide cement its position as the market leading provider of Personal Legal Services with improvements in 10 areas of law. 

Group Chief Executive at Irwin Mitchell, John Pickering, said: “The latest Legal 500 results confirm our position as one of the leading law firms in the UK. The figures show that we are not compromising on quality while pursuing our growth programme, in fact we now have more top tier practice areas and more recommended lawyers than ever before.

“It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff across the whole group that we are able to post these impressive results.”

Irwin Mitchell has undergone an extensive senior recruitment drive in recent years. Since the start of 2012, 16 new partners have joined the business teams as well as three family law Partners. The firm also promoted a record number of lawyers and non-lawyers to the partnership in May 2013.

Pickering added: “Over the past few years we have grown considerably and have brought many experienced lawyers to the firm, as well as ensuring our own talent progresses appropriately to provide an important platform as we continue to develop the business toward our vision of becoming the legal provider of choice.

“It is very pleasing to see that the investment that we have made in bringing in new, high calibre people is paying off and I look forward to both further growth and striving to improve further in the rankings next year.”