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Value for money

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This firm - 88%
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Excellent does not necessarily mean ‘cheap’. It means that clients thought that the level of service received was Excellent for what they paid.

This score has been calculated using up to the last 300 reviews left by clients of Irwin Mitchell LLP on ReviewSolicitors.

As part of our review questionnaire we ask reviewer questions about the value for money they felt they received by using Irwin Mitchell LLP. These questions include:

  • Value for money (a rating of 1-5)
  • How much were you initially quoted or how much did you expect to pay?
  • Approximately how much did you end up spending for the legal services provided (ignoring disbursements and court fees)
  • Did you think this was underpriced, overpriced or about right?
  • Overall experience

We use data science to amalgamate the answers to these questions and create a ‘ReviewSolicitors score’ out of 100. The above chart representation score is a simple percentage representation of the averaged score across those who have reviewed this law firm.

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Would recommend to
friends and family

This firm - 96%
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You can use this data to see how Irwin Mitchell LLP performs against other law firms nationally. A score close to 100% indicates that this firm is highly valued by their clients.

As part of our review questionnaire we ask the question:

"Would you recommend this firm to somebody else?"

The reviewer can select either “Yes” or “No”.

The above score is a simple percentage representation of the total amount of clients who selected the “Yes” option:

Yes 96%
No 4%

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Satisfied with
outcome of matter

This firm - 86%
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"Were you satisfied with the outcome of your case?"

The reviewer can select either “Yes” or “No”.

The above score is a simple percentage representation of the total amount of clients who selected the “Yes” option:

Yes 86%
No 14%

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Rankings by area of expertise

The rankings below show the areas of expertise that Irwin Mitchell LLP offers to clients. You can see how good the service offered is in comparison to all other law firms nationally.

Data shown above is based on the reviews and client feedback collected by ReviewSolicitors over the last 12 months.

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Client Reviews

4.4/5

Reviews summary

  • Excellent

    9497
  • Very Good

    627
  • Average

    155
  • Poor

    136
  • Awful

    817

Overall experience

  • Value For Money
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Andy N Elaine

Andy N Elaine

July 27, 2022

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Life Changing accident

After a serious life changing accident at work I contacted Irwin Mitchell for advise. My case was assigned to Claire Newstead who came to see me to explain the process.
Claire was very professional and understanding and arranged everything I needed very promptly. She was only a phone call away and guided me through the legal process with ease. After nearly 40 months of trying to get a resolution, we finally agreed to settle out of court. I received substantial compensation thanks to the negotiating skills of our barrister, Daniel. I would wholeheartedly recommend Irwin Mitchell, especially Claire Newstead and her team at Leeds, to anybody, who requires legal advise and help. Ten stars from me for Irwin Mitchell.

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Max

Matter Type:

Probate

Max

April 15, 2024

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Better and cheaper options out there!

Be careful as to whom you put down as an executor of a will because if it's a solicitors the charges for probate/dealing with the estate "could" run into thousands as per the experience here, and it's difficult to nigh impossible to remove them without having to go through a court. Whether it's charging by the hour or charging a percentage of the estate I am sure many don't realise how much this will cost because of course when you write a will you may have no idea of the fees that they will charge. So my advice is if your loved one has made a will through a solicitor maybe an uncomfortable conversation may be best to avoid a massive shock later. We will never know if using Irwin Mitchell as an executor was the wish of our loved one or if possible (alleged) "persuasion" was a factor when the will was being set up. I know our loved one would be horrified if they were still here.

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Peter

Peter

March 27, 2024

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Terrible experience

Person who answered the phone asked a myriad of questions before trying to put me through to the appropriate dept . Didn’t manage to actually speak to a solicitor.!!!

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Daryl

Daryl

February 23, 2024

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Good service

It is stressful having to find legal advice. The team make the experience easier and bareable.

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Katrina

Matter Type:

Settlement Agreements

Katrina

February 21, 2024

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Great Service

From the first call with Daniella Colton, she was so supportive which made me feel settled about the choices I had to make. Because of this, I chose to go with Irwin Mitchell for this reason and she was fantastic right to the very end making sure I fully understood everything along the way.

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Maria

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Employment Contracts

Maria

February 17, 2024

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Friendly and helpful staff

I have used Irwin Mitchell for getting a settlement agreement from work and they did absolutely everything for me with a very successful outcome

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Beatriz

Matter Type:

Settlement Agreements

Beatriz

February 14, 2024

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Advise for a foreigner

I was in a Uk contract for the first time and I didn’t know almost anything. They took the time to make sure I was understanding and I felt truly listened and supported.

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Karen

Matter Type:

Tribunal Claims

Karen

January 22, 2024

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Employment tribunal

After nearly 5 years in total Irwin Mitchell allowed me closure on a very traumatic time of my life. I cannot thank them enough

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des

des

December 04, 2023

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READ THIS URGENTLY BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!

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Des Fox
12 reviews
GB
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Updated 33 minutes ago
READ THIS URGENTLY BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!
Not Happy ( Always read the bad reviews then you get a true picture of how bad things can go )
Mum went into a care home for 2.5 years she passed away recently
She was a very well read and intellectual person even though she was diagnosed with dementia I believe till her final days she knew everything what was happening
In her day to day life without warning 6 months before she died she stopped eating I will never know why she did this but I believe it was her way of dealing with her situation and protecting her family from the Wolves
IM were acting deputies for financial affairs
They didn't visit mum once in all the time she was in care to talk to her regards her needs and means assessments also I'm amazed they didn't even talk to her regards making a will
Even after 2.5 years they still didn't even manage to complete Court Of Protection
But let's be clear and say they were charging from day one soon as mum was in care
I'm the next of kin and am now responsible for my mums outstanding debts
I have a bill for 12.000 and looking through it on many multiple occasions they have charged £176 for 10 minutes work
I have asked repeatedly for information relating to nhs end of life funding also possible benefits like attendance allowance which mum could have been entitled
Mum worked for many years in the NHS and paid her national insurance contributions all her life
I have a huge care bill of £90.000
The big question is this bill correct? how can I ever know the answer? Because the fact is the assessments weren't done from the start?
This is a shocking situation and I am finding it extremely stressful to deal with
Chichester Council were responsible for choosing Irwin Mitchell as their solicitor of choice to deal with my mum's affairs
Had I been given the choice it would have been Emily Allchurch from Owen Kenny the truth is I would've paid double to her because she is the best at taking care of the elderly and because it's knowing that your loved ones are in safe hands that matters (NOT MONEY)
I declined the deputyship because it looked very complicated and difficult to do
I simply didn't want to make any mistakes
Irwin Mitchell were in constant contact with me via email over the time mum was in care little did I realise that every email was costing atleast £176 I feel sick about that if only I had known I wouldn't have spoken to them at all
It's shocking to think of it now I bet they loved getting emails from family I can imagine them rubbing their hands together
One thing is for sure they didn't once mention fees to me nothing well hidden
I now have a long road ahead and first I need to contact the court of protection so they can review the fees as I'm not happy
I now believe that I could have done a much better job by myself as within the first 14 days of mum going into care I would have made sure she was correctly assessed
It's funny reading IM website because it's clear they know about deputyship because for £500 they will sell you a specialist deputies package which will guide you step by step how to be successful at it
Take my advice I have witnessed all the information for free online as it should be
I guess I'm lost for words
The worst part is that I thought she was in safe hands and everything was being taken care of for her
I really hope I don't get a reply from them especially the reply that says we are looking into the matter or that they are sorry for my loss
Please send me all the case notes and public guardian reports so I can try to fix this situation
Do you really believe that you are entitled to 12000 ????
I am writing this review in the middle of the night because I carnt sleep most nights I wake up and it's because of this and the injustice
I believe we are all accountable for our actions and decisions whether your a cleaner or solicitor we are all the same and will we have a clear conscience when our time comes ? Whatever job you do it should be done properly and with pride so you can look back and say I did my best and earned my rewards in an honest manner
I was kept in the darkness all the time they were in charge the only time they would be interested in me was to kick me out of mums house so they could sell it and get paid that's the fact of the matter
So what are you going to do Irwin Mitchell?
When you all get up in the morning please do me a favour and take a long hard look at yourself in the bathroom mirror WHAT DO YOU SEE ???

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Harz

Harz

November 02, 2023

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Poor service

I would concur with another reviewer that Lindsay Fox doesn't provide any help and tries every trick in the book to stall your case and waste your time asking for updates. Terrible is the service I've got from this company .

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Timothy

Timothy

September 14, 2023

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Totally incompetent.

Staff at the contact centre, are totally incompetent.

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Deborah

Deborah

August 07, 2023

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Review for Dominic Riley

After starting proceedings with a previous company who then let us down due to the nature of the claim we found Irwin Mitchell who we approached for their opinion on the case. We were assigned to Dominic Riley, who took the case on and literally took the bull by the horns. From the onset, Dominic took us through every step with great care, making sure that we understood exactly what was happening. He got expert advice and input from specialists in the field that we had never even heard of. As daunting as this seemed Dominic was present at all the meetings and took us through it step by step. Not having much experience in these kinds of proceedings, we can honestly say that we found the perfect person for the job. He went above and beyond and won the case despite all the doubts we held at the beginning. We can't thank him enough for all his hard work and determination.

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Jin

Jin

August 01, 2023

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Very professional

Ms Daniella Colton was very professional, knowledgeable, timely and helpful in the employment area. She was very considerate about my concerns and was very easy to work with as well!

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Dwight

Dwight

July 11, 2023

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Would recommend

I would like to say that I was very satisfied with the service provided by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors by James Battle and Joanne Watkiss and would recommend using them

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Karen

Karen

July 08, 2023

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Fantastic service

Shazia Shah and James Battle provided me with a fantastic service. Their thoroughness, attention to detail and patience with explaining various legal issues and presenting my options was outstanding. I could not recommend them highly enough.

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  • Actions against the police
    • Actions against the police
    • Assault using a Taser gun
    • Excessive force or assault
    • Human rights breaches
    • Malicious prosecution
    • Police negligence
    • Wrongful arrest or false imprisonment
  • Clinical Negligence
    • Accident and Emergency Claims
    • Amputation Negligence Claims
    • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
    • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
    • Birth Injury Claims
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    • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
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    • C. Difficile Claims
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    • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
    • Cerebral Palsy Claims
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    • Clinical Negligence
    • Cochlear Implant Claims
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    • Eye Surgery Claims
    • Failed Sterilisation Claims
    • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
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    • Fertility Negligence Claims
    • GP Negligence Claims
    • Group B Streptococcus Claims
    • Hospital Negligence Claims
    • Knee Replacement Claims
    • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
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    • MRSA Claims
    • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
    • Medical Negligence
    • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
    • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
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    • Nerve Damage Claims
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    • Oral Cancer Claims
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    • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
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    • Periodontal Disease Claims
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    • Assault
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    • Drugs offences
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  • Education
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    • Discrimination at Work
    • Employee Team Moves
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    • Family Leave
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    • Military
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    • Pension Law
    • Privacy and Data Protection
    • Professional Discipline
    • Redundancy
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    • Senior Executives
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    • Stress at Work
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    • Tribunal Claims
    • UK Employment Laws
    • Unfair Dismissal Claims
    • Whistleblower Protection
  • Family Law
    • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
    • Asset protection and tax mitigation
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    • Children
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    • Out Of Court Divorce
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  • Housing & Property
    • Anti-social Behaviour
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    • Trusts
  • Notary
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    • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
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    • No Win No Fee
    • Personal Injury Law
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    • Barristers
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    • Benefits
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  • Wills, Trusts & Probate
    • Probate
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  • Agriculture
    • Agricultural land for sale or development
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    • Commercial Leases
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    • Development plot sales
    • Environmental policy law
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    • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
    • Landlord and tenant
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    • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
    • Purchase of development land
    • Rights of way issues
    • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Company & Commercial
    • Agency agreements
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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    • Business structures and joint ventures
    • Commercial Contracts and Agreements
    • Commercial Law
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    • Competition law
    • Contract law
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    • Corporate finance
    • Credit Control
    • Data Protection
    • Debt Recovery
    • Employment - business
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    • Insurance
    • Intellectual Property
    • Management buyouts
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    • Sales and Purchases
    • Setting up a business
    • Share option schemes
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    • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
    • Slander
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    • Summary Judgment
    • Tax
    • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Construction
    • Building contracts and professional appointments
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    • Development agreements
    • Development loan facilities
    • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
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  • Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation
  • Energy & Transport
    • Aviation
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  • IT & Intellectual Property
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    • GDPR
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  • Regulations
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