New Head of Commercial for JMW


Manchester based full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has strengthened its Corporate and Commercial team with the appointment of a new Partner.

Richard Parkinson joins JMW as a Partner and Head of Commercial from the Manchester office of Pinsent Masons. Richard specialises in all areas of commercial law including, outsourcing agreements, goods and service agreements and strategic partnerships agreements both to the private and public sector. He also advises on non-contentious IP matters and IT agreements. Richard works with a range of clients across a number of sectors including North West based Speedy Hire plc, who Richard has advised on a number of long term strategic agreements with key customers.

Commenting on Richard’s appointment Chris Moss, Head of Corporate at JMW said:

“Richard is a great fit for our corporate and commercial teams and we are delighted to welcome him to JMW.  Richard brings with him extensive knowledge across all areas of commercial law and intellectual property and his appointment will only strengthen further our corporate and commercial offering and help us to develop further.”

Commenting on his appointment Richard Parkinson commented:

“I am pleased to be joining an entrepreneurial and growing law firm such as JMW and I am looking forward to working with their already established client base as well as introducing some clients to the team. It is an excellent opportunity to help grow and develop even further the corporate and commercial team at JMW.”

Senior Partner Joy Kingsley commented:

“Richard is one of many new lawyers who have joined JMW since the start of the year, with the firm having recruited over 55 new lawyers and support staff, 48 of which are occupying new roles at the firm. We are currently in discussion with several Manchester based Partners so the rise in headcount and performance at JMW looks set to continue.”

JMW have increased headcount from 150 to 250 in the last 3 years and revenue from £10million to £17.2 million and in the last financial year profit was £3.5million and PEP £350,000.




For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981

Note to Editors

JMW Solicitors LLP is one of the leading Manchester law firms and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.  We are committed to providing legal services in a cost effective and timely manner.

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