Law firm Irwin Mitchell's profits and turnover grow during time of uncertainty

National law firm Irwin Mitchell’s turnover and profits grew over the last financial year despite political uncertainties and the public health crisis caused by COVID-19.

Andrew Tucker

In the 12 months to the end of April 2020, which included the first full month of the lockdown, turnover for the Irwin Mitchell Group was up to £269.3m from £263.0m the previous year. The profit before tax increased to £23.7m from £21.4m.

Commenting on the results, Irwin Mitchell group chief executive Andrew Tucker said: “Our most recent results represent 10 consecutive years of growth and highlight a strong financial performance for the group.

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“I’d like to thank all our colleagues for their hard work over the last 12 months in which everyone has helped deliver first class legal and financial services to individuals and businesses.”

During the year Irwin Mitchell continued to invest in growing its business. It made 13 partner-level appointments while promoting 11 new partners along with 84 Associate and Senior Associates.

It was also announced that it had become the official legal partner of the RFU. As part of the agreement, England Rugby recently agreed for Irwin Mitchell to take over the provision of its legal helpline and online legal document services for member clubs across the country.

Mr Tucker added: “Our focus remains the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, continuing to work closely with our clients whilst also helping those in our communities.

“I’m pleased to say that despite being faced with difficult circumstances in relation to Covid-19, we had a good end to the year. Our profit increased by 11%, cash flows were positive and our balance sheet is stronger than 12 months ago.

“These are extremely challenging times for everyone and there’s understandably a lot of uncertainty. I am proud of how our business has adapted to the new environment and how we’ve adopted new processes allowing us to connect and collaborate with clients and with each other in different ways.

“The heightened pace of change will no doubt continue over the next 12 months.”

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