Vicky became Irwin Mitchell’s first Group Chief Commercial Officer in 2021, responsible for the planning and execution of the growth plans for the Group. She leads the strategy on organic growth, mergers and acquisitions and strategic lateral hires. Vicky previously led Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services Division.
Prior to joining Irwin Mitchell, Vicky was Managing Partner of Thomas Eggar LLP, a firm providing support to businesses and private clients, which was acquired by Irwin Mitchell in 2015. During her time as Managing Partner, she led the acquisition of a boutique corporate firm in London, Pritchard Englefield and then led the partnership into the merger with Irwin Mitchell.
Vicky trained as a commercial disputes lawyer with Freshfields specialising in banking and insurance disputes. Vicky spent 10 years at Freshfields, which included two six months overseas secondments. After her 10 years at Freshfields, she moved to Thomas Eggar where she led the growth of the Commercial Litigation Department and subsequently became Department Head.
She is also the Chair of trustees for a local charity, PSDS, which supports children and young adults with Down syndrome.
Vicky studied European law at University of Warwick and Justus Liebig Universitat, Giessen, Germany.