Raana Afsarpour

Solicitor

Personal Injury

Manchester

Raana joined JMW as a Solicitor in February 2015 after training at a niche Personal Injury practice in South Manchester. During her training, Raana was the Chair of the Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group; she sat on the Manchester Law Society Council; and she was awarded both Runner-Up Legal Professional of the Year at the Manchester Young Talent Awards and Trainee Solicitor of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards.

Raana has been published in the Solicitors Journal as well as the regional Law Society Magazine and reported on Westlaw. She is a member of Manchester Law Society’s Messenger Editorial Committee.
Keen to help junior professionals through the ranks, Raana mentors law students from the three local law schools and sits on the Manchester Law Society’s Legal Education committee. Raana also teaches Civil Litigation to part time LPC students at BPP Liverpool. 

Outside of work, Raana enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, going to the cinema and travelling.

Why did you join JMW?

It’s a down to earth, extremely well regarded and forward thinking law firm, which is unlike any other firm I’ve come across. JMW recognises and cultivates talent whilst allowing individuals the freedom to develop themselves personally. 

Everyone is very good at what they do and there is a palpable air of dedication to each individual’s line of work, which is infectious and makes it a great working environment. 

What others say

Steve Kuncewicz
Intellectual Property, Media & Social Media Lawyer

“In a world full of would-be lawyers whose ambition is sharp enough to split atoms without the necessary talent to be able to expect to do so, Raana stands pretty much alone. Her intelligence, dedication, work ethic, empathy and sense of humour make her one of my favourite colleagues and will make her a favourite of her clients and peers for years to come.”

Notable cases

Successfully winning a trial on behalf of a client who had been attacked by an autistic service user at his place of work, a care home. The service user in question had been transferred to my client’s care without any of the necessary procedures having been followed and without training. The question was whether the paperwork would have made any difference because the nature of the service user’s condition was such that he would be unpredictable in any event. The Judge found that it would have and my client was awarded compensation. Sadly, the service user had been let down by the organisation and reacted badly to his unfamiliar surroundings. This case will hopefully encourage such organisations to take better care of their staff and their users.

Who would you...

Share a pint with:

Surely your nearest and dearest are preferable, but if they were all busy, I'd say a pint with Russell Brand.  He's interesting, intelligent and very funny.  

Have cook for you:

I'd have Jamie Oliver cook me a burger.  

Stay in with:

Finally, rather than stay in, I'd spend a night on the tiles with Eddie Redmayne.  

E-mail: raana.afsarpour@jmw.co.uk

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Product Liability

Travel Law

Accidents at work

Occupiers’ Liability

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