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Irwin Mitchell Bristol Looks To The Future As Team Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

South West Law Firm Growing Year-On-Year


Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell has today reaffirmed its commitment to helping even more clients across the South West region as it celebrates opening its Bristol office doors five years ago.

Irwin Mitchell’s regional hub – which delivers legal services to Bristol and the South West - opened at Castlepark, Tower Hill in the city centre in May 2010 with 15 staff covering personal injury, court of protection and medical law cases but now the team has grown over the years now with 53 staff based in Bristol.

Since then the firm has grown rapidly to become the top ranked firm for Family Law, Personal Injury, Court of Protection and Medical Negligence in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK independent legal guides. The firm is also a formidable advocate for clients facing a wide range of legal issues including asbestos exposure, education law, public law, and human rights.

Over the past five years the law firm has demonstrated their lawyers’ expertise in many high profile cases in the national media; notably the Cardiff kidney transplant scandal where medical negligence expert Julie Lewis represented the families of two men who died after being given infected kidneys.  During 2014 public law specialist Polly Sweeney won Bristol solicitor of the year at Bristol Law Society’s prestigious annual awards. Family law and divorce specialist Alison Hawes has become a regular national media commentator on high profile cases.

Known nationally for its commitment to helping clients to access comprehensive care and rehabilitation packages, Irwin Mitchell’s regional managing partner Jonathan Peacock said the wide range of legal services offered and the firm’s approach in helping clients to make progress in their lives had been key to its success and growth to date in the South West.

In 2014, leading South West asbestos lawyers Virginia Chalmers, Isabelle Selley and Leanne Leighton joined the Irwin Mitchell Bristol office bringing their renowned expertise and knowledge to strengthen the law firm’s industrial disease team.

In the past five years the office has also worked closely alongside a number of local charities including Headway groups in Bath, Devon, Cornwall and Bristol, CP Plus, BRACE, Great Western Air Ambulance, Mercedes Curnow Foundation and Scope.

Having joined Irwin Mitchell in 1996 Jonathan Peacock is recognised as a leading brain and spinal injuries lawyer as well as his role managing the Bristol office. 

Since opening its Bristol office Irwin Mitchell has also opened new offices in Cambridge and Southampton.

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