Irwin Mitchell is hosting a range of open evenings at its offices this autumn where you will hear from partners, associates and trainees from both the business legal services and personal legal services streams. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the firm and get a feel for life at Irwin Mitchell.
Having covered more miles than a general election canvasser, Lex completes its review of the regions in the South of England (excluding London), where trainees enjoy a healthy work-life balance and top-notch career prospects. Report by Kate Durcan.
Ask a group of law students what kind of lawyer they want to become and the chances are most will say something along the lines of corporate. But in doing so, they are ignoring a plethora of people-focused practice areas offering an equally enriching career path. Enter the Irwin Mitchell personal legal services training contract.
Irwin Mitchell has added Berkeley Law, a private wealth boutique firm based in Mayfair, to its expanding London portfolio.Andrew Tucker, Group Chief Executive at Irwin Mitchell, says the move “is an important strategic acquisition for us and one which will enable us to broaden the range of services our experts on complex financial matters can currently offer. Berkeley Law has a very strong reputation in the marketplace and shares our focus on providing market-leading client care and innovative services.”
After six months of talks national firm Irwin Mitchell and LB100 firm Thomas Eggar have voted to approve their union, creating a £250m firm with plans to establish a leading private wealth business.
For Irwin Mitchell’s full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here
Irwin Mitchell is a national UK firm with 11 offices across the country. The firm has been busy of late, having launched a high-profile marketing campaign while also acquiring several small firms to increase its market share. This ‘pioneering approach’ extends to the structure of the firm’s training contract, with the ‘option to stream your contract to work solely in either personal legal services or business legal services’.
For Irwin Mitchell’s full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here
Respondents to our survey praised Irwin Mitchell’s ‘uniquely tailored training contract’, which consists of the ‘two streams’ of personal legal services and business legal services. The ‘comprehensive training’ is complemented by ‘direct client contact and substantive work’. Areas of expertise include claimant work on clinical negligence and personal injury cases.
A host of top firms have recently announced that, in addition to their London offering, they will begin to provide training contracts in other locations across the UK.
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