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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.
“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.”
“The Group has responded positively to challenging external conditions and I’m pleased to say that this hard work is reflected in these financial results.
“I’m very optimistic about the opportunities across the Group and our strength in breadth gives us a great platform to build on. Our Personal Injury teams continue to grow while our Business Legal Services teams are now adopting a new sector based strategy following a review. We have also launched Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth which can help act as a bridge between our business and personal legal services so that we can seamlessly support our clients.
“We are focused on continuing to build a strong and diversified Group driven by client need, with highly engaged colleagues.
“As a business, we have a clear vision to support future growth in both revenue and profit and build capability further.”
“Promotion to Partner level is a huge achievement which demonstrates the incredible hard work and dedication that each of these people has shown across their time at Irwin Mitchell. Each and every one of our new Partners thoroughly deserves their promotion and I am proud to congratulate all of them on their success.
“It is very welcome to also see legal experts from across the group and also professionals from our Group Services teams reaching this level. The fact that several of our new Partners were also once trainees is another sign of the huge emphasis we place on investing and developing our talent at all levels.
We’re sure that all of them will play a key role in the future success of the Group and will prove to be vital as we look to continue to further develop and grow our business.”
“The role of Senior Associate provides career development opportunities for high performing Associates and recognises developing leaders and technical experts. This is another example of how we are willing to invest in our people.
“I’m delighted to be able to congratulate so many talented employees across our Group on their promotions and it is testament to our strength in breadth that business and personal legal services, as well as our group services teams, are well represented.”
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