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Career Opportunities at JMW Solicitors
JMW Solicitors is not your ordinary law firm. We do things differently. If you have drive, determination and ambition, we would like to hear from you.
A career at JMW Solicitors is more than just developing your ability to apply the law. We support all our employees in developing their careers and helping them reach their full potential. Our success depends on attracting the best people, including strong all-round team players who can develop good working relationships with clients and colleagues, and nurturing their talent.
We also believe in treating our employees as people - we know we all work hard but also recognise the importance of home and family. For that reason, we encourage all of our staff to have a life outside of the office while enjoying their time spent at work.
The firm is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners receive equal treatment regardless of age, race, sex, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
Employee Benefits at JMW Solicitors
- Minimum 25 days annual leave
- Office closure between Christmas and New Year
- JMW staff loyalty card for various discounts
- Tastecard membership
- An hour’s early finish on your birthday
- Two days’ allowance each year for charitable work
- Optional private health insurance with an option to add family
- Death in service to the value of three times your salary
- Group income protection
- Pension scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Mental health first aiders
- Annual travel insurance for you and your family
- Travel loan
- Cycle scheme
- Join our sports teams
Who We Are
Client and People-Focused
With three locations (Manchester, Liverpool and London), and some of the most successful companies in the UK included in our client base, we are recognised as a major law firm. Central to our success is our reputation for excellent client service and we work hard to continuously raise our standards.
Where a client needs expert legal advice, our team steps up and takes ownership to deliver the best result. Our clients continuously come back to us and recommend us to others. We utilise the specialist legal skills, knowledge and expertise across our full-service offering.
JMW has successfully been listed as being amongst the top 100 best companies to work for repeatedly since 2018. This great achievement demonstrates that we:
- Are dedicated to doing things right
- Value our people
- Understand the importance of a truly engaged workforce
This award also shows that we get it right when it comes to leadership, our managers, our employees' personal growth, teamwork and wellbeing - just to name a few.
Collaborators and Achievers
At JMW, we work hard, acting for individuals and corporate clients on complex, challenging and high-profile work, but we also have fun and care about one another. Across our business, there is a buzz of energy and a sense of momentum that comes from good people working together with a 'can-do' attitude.
Our team is made up of many valued, long-serving colleagues who have grown up, developed and progressed with JMW. As we have grown, new talent has also been added into the mix, bound together by our culture and values to collectively achieve more.
Investors in Our People
Where we identify talented individuals and/or teams who will complement and enhance the clients and work we already have, we commit and invest in them. We are also alert to spotting internal talent, helping employees who live and breathe our values to realise their potential.
As the legal sector continues to evolve and change, we also never standstill. We proactively scan the horizon, encourage ideas and take a forward-thinking approach.
Investors in People
In 2020, JMW was accredited with a Silver Award by Investors in People, which is only attained by 20% of companies assessed. This fantastic achievement acknowledges everything that we have worked so hard for during the last three years, demonstrating that we:
- Have a great leadership team
- Have successfully embedded and aligned great practices across all levels of our staff
- Have a high-performing culture
- Are committed to everyone's development and successes
Focused on the Long Term
While we are an entrepreneurial, ambitious and dynamic law firm, we are focused on the long-term benefit for our clients and people, meaning we manage the business responsibly and effectively.
There are lots of opportunities for employees to develop their careers through a number of schemes and programmes, including:
- Personal development plans
- Mentoring scheme
- Access to MBL seminars, webinars and training resources
- Professional network memberships
- Annual promotions open to all staff
By paying attention to the detail in everything we do, we get results and minimise risk for our clients and ourselves, creating a stable platform from which we can continue to build.
What Our Employees Say
"All partners are so approachable"
"My manager supports me daily and supported me through my apprenticeships any issues can go to her and ask."
"Team working is part of the culture at JMW and we are encouraged to ask questions and utilise different areas of the team."
"JMW's values are role modelled by leaders and managers who provide a great deal of support."
"We can ask anyone anything and get help."
"Everyone wants to do better all of the time."
"We are all team players and assist each other if needed - everyone has pulled together during the pandemic, which is great."
"We are surrounded by people who are really good at doing their jobs and learning from them - the best education you can get."
"We are encouraged and supported to try innovative and creative ways of working."
"We are open to new ideas and happy to trial things out to improve client service."
"I feel like part of the family - JMW is not just my place of work, it is my home. I have been supported here throughout my career."
"There is something about working here that is different to anywhere else I have been - I cannot place my finger on just one thing."