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Irwin Mitchell

BAUHAUS, ROSSETTI PLACE, 27 QUAY STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4AW, ENGLAND
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Work 0161 838 3132
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Fax 0161 839 9804
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14368 MANCHESTER
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www.irwinmitchell.com

Irwin Mitchell is unique in its culture and its approach to law.

The firm: Nationally acclaimed, and with strong international capabilities, Irwin Mitchell is one of few law firms that provides a diverse range of legal services to businesses and private individuals. It has a strong customer-facing culture, embodied with its ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ ethos, and impressive client retention levels.

In December 2015 Irwin Mitchell merged with Thomas Eggar, creating the 14th largest law firm in the UK with 2800 staff, 300 Partners and 13 offices.

The company has a group structure with Irwin Mitchell Holdings Limited sitting above Irwin Mitchell LLP and a number of subsidiaries. It has an established office network covering Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Chichester, Newbury, Sheffield, and a consulting office in Middlesbrough. Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP is a separate Scottish legal practice regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and has an office in Glasgow.

In May 2016 Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth was launched, combining the expertise of Berkeley Law, Berkeley Hurrell, Thomas Eggar and Irwin Mitchell under one offering to clients.

Recent awards include ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2017 and ‘Litigation Team of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2016.

The Irwin Mitchell independent registered charity, the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), has made over £1.5m of charitable donations since its formation.

Types of work undertaken: One of the largest law firms in the UK, Irwin Mitchell provides a wide range of legal services to over 200,000 clients a year, with particular strengths in litigation.

The firm is divided into three divisions: Personal Injury (PI), Private Wealth (PW) and Business Legal Services (BLS). It adopts a partnership approach with its clients, underpinned by the latest technology, innovative pricing and excellent service.

Personal injury: the firm remains one of the leading personal injury and medical negligence litigation practices in the UK. It offers a wide range of services covering all of the key injury types, from road traffic accidents and international personal injury claims, to product liability claims and catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases.

Private wealth: the firm offers a wide range of specialist services for private clients including tax, trusts and succession, immigration, reputation protection, family and divorce, probate and estate administration, and town and country property.

It advises business owners and executives on their personal business wealth including succession planning, intellectual property, business law, employment, commercial property and tax.

The firm provides will writing services for customers of major financial institutions and private individuals. It also provides national probate, contentious probate, public law and conveyancing services and is the UK’s leading Court of Protection practice.

Business legal services: the firm offers a wide range of commercial services. In recent years, it has significantly expanded its corporate, commercial litigation and real estate services.

Areas of expertise include banking and finance, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, construction and infrastructure projects, corporate and commercial, employment, environmental, insolvency, international, investigations and prosecutions, pensions, planning, real estate, recoveries, restructuring and tax.

The firm also has strength in several sectors including manufacturing, TMT, financial services, consumer businesses, education, media and sport.

Subsidiaries: Irwin Mitchell’s investment management business (IM Asset Management Ltd) provides specialist fund management services for private individuals. It acts for a wide range of clients including high-net-worth individuals and personal injury claimants.

Irwin Mitchell owns a full service DCA (debt collection agency), Ascent Performance Group Limited, which covers all types of debt across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Coris UK Ltd, part of the Coris Group, is also part of the Irwin Mitchell Group, providing a worldwide network of services to a range of independent clients in the travel and insurance industries.

Number of partners 300

Number of other UK fee-earners 1,055

Above material supplied by Irwin Mitchell.

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