UK Volume 22 Superbrands UK Vol. 22 Legal and financial expertise, combined with a caring approach, has led over one million people to trust Irwin Mitchell to make a positive difference to their lives, their families or their business. Committed to being responsible and driven by inclusivity, it provides the human touch that matters Market As one of the largest law firms in the UK, Irwin Mitchell’s reputation for expert legal advice and support with financial planning is bolstered by its commitment to being a leading responsible business. Never one to stand still, the company has evolved in the past year to ensure that its relationships with clients, colleagues and communities are stronger than ever before. Previously organised into three product-led divisions, Irwin Mitchell now operates with just two: Client Services and Commercial Growth. This flexible approach enables colleagues to work more efficiently to deliver its ambitious growth plans, centred around attracting new clients, adding value to existing ones, and offering exceptional service. Product As the leading personal injury and medical negligence practice in the UK, Irwin Michell helps thousands of families whose lives have been turned upside down by the unexpected. Supported by a national public law team and the UK’s leading Court of Protection practice, it offers hope during the hardest of times. Irwin Mitchell’s private client offering specialises in residential property, family, wills, tax, trusts and estate disputes. It protects high and ultra-high net worth individuals, including business owners and entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, and multi-generational families. Its corporate lawyers and advisors work with senior executives, growing businesses, general counsels, sector leaders, and international companies to overcome challenges and achieve strategic goals. Irwin Mitchell is part of First Law International, a global network of over 80 law firms. This expertise is bolstered by a fast-growing financial planning and wealth management service with more than £1bn assets under management as well as Ascent, a debt recovery company which works with major financial institutions and organisations. Achievements Irwin Mitchell is ranked number one for overall client service by the independent Legal 500 guide and is also in The Times’ list of the best 200 law firms in England and Wales. It’s officially a Great Place to Work, ranking number one in its sector. Irwin Mitchell has the largest online market share for personal injury and medical negligence, and the greatest share of voice in legal editorial coverage in the UK media. Its reputation as ‘a litigation powerhouse’ across all services is acknowledged by the Lawyer magazine, who named it as the third most active firm in the UK. While success for its clients is crucial, so is its belief in building a better and fairer society. Irwin Mitchell recently launched its responsible business strategy that focuses on inclusion and sustainability. This follows on from being named as one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by LGBTQ equality charity, Stonewall. Irwin Mitchell has big plans to make further strides in the near future. The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation has raised more than £2.8m for charitable organisations since 1997 and last winter launched an emergency project to support 25 homeless charities and foodbanks who were struggling with the impact of Covid-19. Recent Developments Irwin Mitchell has continued to grow in challenging times and has invested heavily in technology to modernise its approach. Its 3,000+ colleagues now have the option of working from home or in one of 15 offices across the UK, thanks to the introduction of its flexible-by-choice policy. This collaborative approach is also evident in its role as the Official Legal Partner of England Rugby. Irwin Mitchell has pledged to achieve Level 3 of Disability Confident by May 2023 and is encouraging other businesses to do the same DID YOU KNOW? Ian Treherne, The Blind Photographer