Irwin Mitchell has announced it will open a new office in Cardiff – its first office in Wales – as it seeks to enhance the experience for its Welsh clients.
The firm, which provides legal and financial services to both individuals and businesses, adopted a Flexible by Choice approach to hybrid working where colleagues choose where and when they work subject to client requirements.
The Cardiff office will open in May 2022. Irwin Mitchell already has a number of clients in Wales and is actively recruiting across the nation. The firm has announced it will also open a new office in Liverpool, also due to open in May.
While more people are spending time working from home on day-to-day activities, Irwin Mitchell reports that it is ‘increasing its number of UK locations to 17 to enhance the client experience by providing more flexible options for them to meet and work with the firm’s specialist teams’.
Partner Julie Lewis will lead the team in Cardiff as well as remaining managing partner in Bristol while Partner Jonathan Betts will head up the Liverpool team.
Andrew Tucker, Chief Executive Officer at Irwin Mitchell, said:
“Opening in these two new locations is a natural move for us. For our existing clients and contacts in these regions we’re providing a better experience by moving even closer to them. It also allows us to accelerate our growth around both Cardiff and Liverpool and work with even more people and businesses in these areas.
“While our colleagues have successfully embraced our approach to hybrid or flexible working, we recognise the importance of office space, particularly in providing opportunities to meet with our clients and expand our commitment to the local community.”
The firm also recently moved office in Southampton where its new premises are kitted out as an ‘office of the future’ specifically for hybrid working with half the space devoted to collaborative working.
Irwin Mitchell is also a member of First Law International, a global network of 85 law firms across the world, as well as several other international ‘best friend’ networks.