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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.
“We are always proud to recognise the hard work and dedication that our people put into making the Irwin Mitchell Group successful. Promotion to Partner is a great achievement and I congratulate all of the new Partners who thoroughly deserve their promotion.
“It’s very positive to see legal experts promoted from across all three of our main divisions; Personal Injury, Private Wealth and Business Legal Services as we all work very closely as one team to ensure our clients receive the best possible service.
“Including the Associates and Senior Associates we have now promoted 120 people across our Group which is a sign of the huge emphasis we place on investing and developing our people at all levels. We are also delighted that several of our new Partners were also once trainees at Irwin Mitchell and have shown that they can build long and successful careers here.”
“I am delighted that Sarah has accepted the position of Regional Managing Partner.
“An RMP acts as an engagement leader responsible for internally and externally communicating and sustaining a clear vision and energy around our strategy. I am confident Sarah will do an excellent job in this new position.
“I’d like to thank Vicky for her contribution to the business during her time serving as RMP and I know she joins me in welcoming the appointment of Sarah.”
“Ros’ promotion recognises the contribution she has made to the Manchester office, most recently in her role as Partner and head of the Manchester Family Law team.
“I know she will bring huge energy and enthusiasm to the role, complementing her significant experience of the industry as a Partner at Irwin Mitchell.
“I’d like to thank Roy Beckett for his significant contribution to the business during his time serving as Regional Managing Partner. He will continue to play a crucial role in our Business Legal Services division and will be focussing on leading our Real Estate team across the North West.”
“I’m delighted to confirm and congratulate over 100 new associates and senior associates at Irwin Mitchell. Once again, the successful candidates reflect the range and breadth of talent that we have across the Group.
“Irwin Mitchell is a business that has always evolved to meet new challenges and in order to ensure we continue to do this, we believe it is vital to not only recognise but continually invest in our senior members of staff.
“Developing our people is a key priority for Irwin Mitchell because they’re the ones who’ll drive us forward and deliver success for our clients. We have invested heavily in providing a clear pathway for our people to progress, and we look forward to ensuring that our new associates and senior associates are supported on the next step of their career journey.”
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