High Achieving Family Lawyers join JMW


JMW has announced that its Family team is set to grow further with the appointment of five lawyers.

Cara Nuttall, Katie Lowe and Francesca Norris join from Slater and Gordon in Manchester while Jenny Arnold has been recruited from Ward Hadaway.

The department will also be strengthened with the addition of a new Head of Family at the end of October.

Both Cara, who joins as a Partner, and Katie, who becomes a Senior Associate, had worked together at Pannone before it became part of Slater and Gordon.

Cara undertakes all aspects of family law but is known nationally for specialising in children matters including child abduction, alternative families, extended family disputes and fertility law. She frequently undertakes both domestic and international abduction and relocation cases and also helps clients with surrogacy arrangements

Katie Lowe was a lawyer at Pannone (now Slater and Gordon) for over 10 years. Katie works across all areas of family law but undertakes a vast amount of complex financial remedy work including complex business structures, trusts and international assets as well as being experienced across pre-nuptial agreements, private children work and financial applications on behalf of children.

Jenny Arnold, who comes on board as an Associate. She advises in all areas of family law including civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation agreements, separation agreements and financial settles and her clients include high net-worth professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs.

Francesca Norris also joins as a Solicitor, having completed her training contract at Slater and Gordon.

The appointments follow the founding of Hall Brown by two of JMW’s former salaried partners who were later joined by three solicitors and a part-time associate from their previous team.

Commenting on the new arrivals to the family team at JMW, Senior Partner, Joy Kingsley commented:

"We are extremely pleased with the quality of the lawyers we have been able to recruit, following the departure of some team members. We received many applications to join our team from lawyers at all levels of experience including Partners so we have been able to choose lawyers of the highest calibre. In addition, we are looking forward to the arrival of our new Head of Family at the end of October. 

We are also delighted but not surprised that new and existing Family clients have continued to support us because of the reputation of JMW which has enabled us to take on so many lawyers at this time."

JMW has also announced that existing Heads of the Family department Catherine Jones and Beth Wilkin Pannone LLP are retiring from JMW on 30th September after 5 years with the firm.  They joined as Partners in October 2011 and have both enjoyed long careers and great reputations in the field of family law. 

Joy Kingsley added:

“We would like to thank Catherine and Beth for their substantial contribution in growing our Family Department to be one of the market leaders in Manchester and they leave with our best wishes for the future." 




For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981


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