About Us

With three offices in the UK, our head office in Manchester, a full service office in London and one of our specialist family law teams in Liverpool we have a team in excess of 600 Partners and staff. JMW aims to offer an entirely new approach to the provision of legal services. We train our people on the importance of quality and efficiency to help them understand client’s needs and the best way to meet their expectations. We are proud of our northern roots and heritage, and consider it important to give back to our local community.

A Wealth of Experience

Since 1978, we have been helping people and organisations in all kinds of legal matters, meaning we have a great and deep understanding of the law. All of our specialist departments are Partner-led with the aim of working for clients with clarity and determination.

We recognise that when you instruct a solicitor or lawyer you are making a very important decision, so it’s important that you are assured that your choice of firm can not only do their job, but can do it efficiently, keeping you informed and giving you the best advice available.

Recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide as one of the best law firms in the North West in various practice areas.

We currently have in excess of 600 partners and staff, including over 130 partners and over 500 staff.

We strive to ensure that all our staff and the people we deal with understand our equality and diversity policy and from time to time we analyse data following staff surveys. Our latest survey was completed in June 2017 a summary of the results is shown below:

  • 66% of respondents were female
  • 20% of respondents have attained partnership or managerial status
  • 55% of respondents have a supervisory role
  • 14% of respondents were aged between 16 and 24 and 7% aged between 55 and 64
  • 96% of our staff do not suffer from any form of disability
  • None of our staff were limited in the work that they do as a result of disability
  • Whilst the majority of our staff are from the UK our workforce also includes people from China, Asia, Africa and other European countries
  • 77% of respondents attended UK state schools and the remainder attended independent schools or educational establishments outside of the UK
  • 23% of respondents said they are a primary carer for a child under 18
  • 10% of respondents said they had responsibility for helping or supporting other family members

By analysing our workforce data we hope to improve our approach and initiatives towards equality and diversity. Our data will be reviewed at least annually and the results published within this section of our website.

Gender Pay Gap Report

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 we are pleased to have published our Gender Pay Gap Report.

At JMW we are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Please select the report below from 2017 and 2018 to download.

A Dedicated, Service-led Approach

The partners are proud of the firm’s achievements and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of performance across the spectrum of legal services.

JMW has been recognised by the 'Legal 500' and 'The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession' as one of the best law firms in the North West across various practice areas.

JMW Solicitors LLP

Kings House, 36-37 King Street, London, EC2V 8BB
0203 675 7575

JMW Solicitors LLP

The Plaza, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9QJ
0345 872 6666

Our Values

JMW Solicitors LLP is one of the North West's leading law firms with a team of talented, committed and dedicated professionals all working together to offer a comprehensive range of legal services. We take pride in our values.

Teamwork

Lend a helping hand. At JMW we are one big family and have talented, committed and dedicated professionals all working together to provide a quality service in an open and approchable environment.

Experts

We know our areas of expertise and are always in your corner

Aspire

We aspire to be the best. We pride ourselves in offering a first class service to our clients and to assist this process we recognise the importance of training our people and to ensure that everyone at JMW has the opportunity for development and career progression.

Matters

If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are responsive to our clients needs and strive to provide a first class service to our clients and potential clients. We believe in living and breathing the work we do for our clients because we know we are integral to achieving their aims.

Our Awards

2021

  • Listed in The Times Best Law Firms 2021
  • Commended for commercial dispute resolution; employment; family; financial crime & fraud & regulatory; personal injury & clinical negligence in The Times Best Law Firms 2021
  • Commended for commercial dispute resolution; employment; family; financial crime & fraud & regulatory; personal injury & clinical negligence in The Times Best Law Firms 2021
  • Winner of Commercial Litigation Team of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards 2021
  • Alex Streeter, Winner of Trainee of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2021
  • Joy Kingsley listed in North West Insider’s Power 100 list, which lists the North West’s most influential business people.

2020

  • Ranked 33rd in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for 2020
  • Lizzie McPeake, Shortlisted for Trainee of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Family Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Regularly Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Real Estate Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for PI and Clinical Negligence Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Large Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Ian Lewis, Winner of Partner of the Year Manchester Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year at the North West Insider Property Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Mid-Size Law Firm of the Year at the North West Insider Dealmakers Awards 2020
  • Ranked 72 in Law.com Top 100 Law Firms 2020
  • Ranked 74 in The Lawyers Top 100 Law Firms  2020

2019

  • Nick McAleenan Listed in the Lawyers Hot 100 Lawyers 2019
  • Shortlisted for Family Team of the Year at The Manchester legal Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted for Private Client Team of the Year at The Manchester legal Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Team of the Year at The Manchester legal Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted for Employment Team of the Year at The Manchester legal Awards 2019
  • Ian Lewis, Shortlisted for Partner of the Year at The Manchester Legal Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted for Real Estate Team of the Year at The Manchester legal Awards 2019
  • Ranked 21st in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work for List 2019
  • Winner of Litigation Team of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards 2019
  • Winner of Regulation Team of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards 2019
  • Eddie Jones, Winner of Partner of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards 2019
  • Winner of Large Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted for Family Team of the Year at the Liverpool Legal Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted for Family Law  Firm of the Year: North at the Family Law Awards 2019
  • Ranked 83rd in The Lawyers Top 100 Law Firms in 2019

2018

  • 25th in Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for
  • Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Team of the Year – Manchester Legal Awards 2018
  • Joy Kingsley winner of Services to Law at the First English Woman Awards North West 2018
  • Professional Services Firm at the North West Business Masters 2018
  • The Lawyers Law Firm of The Year: The Independents, North and Scotland 2018
  • Best Independent Law Firm in the North and Scotland - the Lawyer Awards

2017

  • Joy Kingsley - Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award - Manchester Legal Awards 2017
  • Joy Kingsley – shortlisted for Enterprise Vision Awards Professional Services Awards 2017
  • Joy Kingsley – 17th in Insiders 100 Woman in Business Influencers 2017
  • Ranked 96 in The Lawyer's Top 200 2017

2016

  • Ranked 97 in The Lawyer's Top 100 2016

2014

  • Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2014
  • Shortlisted for 8 awards at the Manchester Legal Awards 2014

2013

  • Law Firm of the Year - City of Manchester Business Awards 2013
  • Law Firm of the Year - Manchester Legal Awards 2013

2011

  • Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year - Personal Injury Awards 2011
  • Placed in the Chambers and Partners 2011 Top 10 Personal Injury Firms in the North West 

2010

  • Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year at the North West Insider Property Awards
  • Joy Kingsley - Woman of the Year - Women of the Year Awards 2010

Equality and Diversity

JMW has a committed and modern approach to equality and diversity. Our policy makes it clear that we do not tolerate any form of discrimination and this extends to the recruitment, training and promotion of people within the practice as well as the people we deal with outside of the practice.

We strive to ensure that all our staff and the people we deal with understand our equality and diversity policy and from time to time we analyse data following staff surveys. Our latest survey was completed in June 2021 a summary of the results is shown below:

  • 65% of respondents were female
  • 25% of respondents have attained partnership or managerial status
  • 14% of respondents were aged between 16 and 24 and 8% aged between 55 and 64
  • 5.5% of respondents consider that they have a disability
  • >0.5% of respondents feel limited in the work that they do as a result of disability
  • 78% of respondents attended UK state schools and the remainder attended independent schools or educational establishments outside of the UK
  • 21% of respondents said they are a primary carer for a child under 18
  • 8% of respondents said they had responsibility for helping or supporting other family members

By analysing our workforce data we hope to improve our approach and initiatives towards equality and diversity.

Gender Pay Gap Report

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 we are pleased to have published our Gender Pay Gap Report.

At JMW we are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Please select the report below from 2017 and 2018 to download.

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