National firm Irwin Mitchell has linked up with a financial advice group to offer legal services directly to its customers.

The law firm will offer a range of services for clients using the Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) group.

Irwin Mitchell has already stated its intention to seek external investment ahead of Alternative Business Structures coming into force from October.

The latest move will add to a growing network of service providers coming together to use existing client lists.

GWM commercial director Ian Sweet, speaking at the firm’s annual conference, said: ‘Financial planning will often involve legal issues and it adds value to our proposition to enable our clients to have direct access to the expert legal advice offered by Irwin Mitchell.

‘Guardian Wealth Management Legal Services is part of the raft of new client-focused services which we are introducing.

‘We have already announced our partnership with Bupa and we expect to make another announcement in the near future.’

GMW clients will be able to access advice from Irwin Mitchell on matters including family law, lasting powers of attorney, will writing, taxation services, trust services, probate and estate administration, conveyancing, corporate law and employment law, as well as its general legal advice helpline.