18 Lawyers Promoted at JMW

Leading Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has announced a series of promotions, as from 1st May, across the firm to help with the continued growth.

Residential conveyancing expert and Head of Private Client Andrew Garvie becomes an Equity Partner and Commercial Property Partner Thomas Pearson and Personal Injury Partner Gordon Cartwright are both promoted to Fixed Shared Equity Partners. Andrew Garvie has presided over a team that has increased its fee income from £500,000 to £2.6m this year. Gordon Cartwright has recently been instrumental in the appointment the Child Brain Injury Trust and he has worked in the Personal Injury department at JMW since 2001. Thomas Pearson, who joined JMW in 2013, brought with him a variety of property clients including Castlemead Group Limited has recently completed a lease for BCL Legal.

There have been two promotions to Partner in JMW’s Clinical Negligence team for Angharad Hughes and Melissa Gardner. Also in the team Steve Brown has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Elsewhere in the firm there have been six promotions to Senior Associate for Paul Burton in the Commercial Property team, Mark Heppell from Corporate, specialist Media Lawyer Nick McAleenan, Samantha Meakin in Marketing, Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane from the Family Law team and Abigail Morrison in Personal Injury.

Then a further six promotions from Solicitor to Associate for Eleanor Aguirre and Holly Tootill (both in Family), Scott Ritchie (Private Client), Michelle Arathoon (Personal Injury), Sam Healey (Business Crime & Regulation) and Julian Rogozinski (Commercial Property).

In addition to the promotions there have also been another 14 new recruits at JMW in the last 3 months taking the total headcount to over 280.

Speaking about the internal firm wide promotions, Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW said:

We congratulate all our newly appointed Partners, Senior Associates and Associates as these are hard earned promotions. This is an excellent start to what we hope will be another exciting year at JMW.”

For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981


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