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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.
“This is the second year in a row that Irwin Mitchell has secured a top three position in The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker. IM has a proud heritage in ground-breaking litigation work and I am incredibly proud of the latest result as it clearly illustrates our credentials in representing clients on a wide range of court matters, including commercial, family-related or personal injury related disputes.”
“We are always proud to announce our promotions for the associate and senior associate roles. They are recognition of the value our employees bring to the business as well as the opportunities they may bring in the future as valued leaders.
“The promotions show the strength in breadth not just in terms of the many different legal services we provide across the country, but also across our group companies Ascent and IM Asset Management and the talent we have in our finance, HR and marketing teams.
“Developing our people is a key priority for us as it’s crucial to delivering success for our clients. We have invested heavily in providing a clear pathway for our people to progress, whether they are lawyers or working in group services teams, and we look forward to ensuring that our new associates and senior associates are supported on the next step of their career journey.”
"Thank you to everyone across the Group who has helped us be recognised on such a prestigious level. This is a great achievement and acknowledges the fantastic work we all do for our clients."
“Our trading performance in the past year was very strong and we’re increasingly seeing all parts of our business working together to deliver the services our clients truly value whether that is related to business or their personal lives. More and more of our clients are using multiple services with us as they recognise that it makes sense to simplify their range of advisors.
“We are also investing more than ever in ensuring our people are well looked after and have the resources available to meet our clients’ needs.
“It’s also very pleasing to see the focus on our clients’ needs being clearly represented through our client feedback programme where we were recently certified as a five-star firm on Trustpilot – the highest ranking available – which is based on more than 1000 reviews.”
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