Full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has been joined by 2 new Partners, one in Real Estate Commercial and one in Commercial Litigation.

Steve Morris joins JMW’s Commercial Litigation team from DWF where he was a Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation in Manchester. Steve works across all areas of Commercial Litigation and clients he acts for include United Utilities.

JMW’s Commercial Litigation team led by Marc Yaffe has grown from 22 to 40 Fee Earners in the last 2 years and billings in this time increased by 26%. In March 2019 they won Litigation Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards.

Simon Maddox joins the Real Estate Commercial team as a Partner from Slater Heelis Previously he spent over 12 years at National law firms Gateley PLC and Halliwells LLP. Simon works across all areas of real estate commercial with an emphasis on investment and owner / occupier work. He also has a breadth of experience within the Retail sector having worked for many national and institutional retailers.

Simon’s clients include Quorum Estates, who have over 30 years’ experience within the commercial property sector and are a leading developer and investor in the North West.

The Real Estate Commercial team at JMW has grown from 20 fee earners to 40 in the last 2 years, with billing increasing by 35% also in this period.

Commenting on the new appointments Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW Solicitors LLP said:

“We are pleased to have been joined by Simon Maddox and Steve Morris, into our Real Estate Commercial and Commercial Litigation teams respectively. Both have excellent reputations and connections in their relevant areas and we are pleased that they have been able to bring with them their high profile clients.”

Simon Maddox commented:

“I am pleased to have joined the Real Estate Commercial team at JMW and I am excited by the challenge to help contribute toward the team’s growth even further. The team has a superb reputation across the entire Real Estate piece, and as such I felt it was a great fit for both myself and my clients.”

Steve Morris said:
“This is a great opportunity for me at a dynamic and growing law firm. The Commercial Litigation team at JMW has grown significantly in the last 2 years so this is an exciting time to be joining”

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