20 New Recruits for JMW


Leading full service Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has recruited 20 new lawyers since January all of whom will have arrived by June. 17 out of the 19 will occupy additional roles at the firm showing both the improved legal market and continued success for JMW.

Alex Irwin joined JMW in March as Head of Debt Recovery from Turner Parkinson where he was Recoveries Manager. Alex has over 10 years of experience in debt recovery and acts for clients predominantly in the invoice finance, asset finance, recruitment and construction sectors.

Mark Heppell has joined the Corporate team as an Associate from Lockett, Loveday, McMahon . Mark specialises in all areas of corporate and commercial work but specialises in corporate and commercial advice for SMEs and owner-managed businesses as well as legal advice for the dental profession.

JMW’s Private Client team has now recruited six additional lawyers to cover the ever expanding workload. Residential Conveyancing has taken on two specialist Conveyancing Assistants and two Solicitors. The Court of Protection team, also part of Private Client, has recruited an additional Solicitor with a further Solicitor joining in May.

The Personal Injury team has recruited two new Solicitors, Heather Jackson and Lucy Cooper as well as two Paralegals, Jade McHale and Lara Hoban.

Within the next two months there will also be two further Solicitors joining the Commercial Property team which expanded by six fee earners in 2013. A Solicitor and Paralegal will be joining the Clinical Negligence department and also a Solicitor and Paralegal will add to the Family team. Business Crime & Regulation have also recruited an Associate specialising in motoring law.

Meanwhile Lawshare, JMW’s solicitor’s referral network, has boosted its numbers with the arrival later this month of a new recruit to assist with cost reductions for member law firms.

Commenting on the number of new appointments at JMW, Senior Partner, Joy Kingsley commented;

“We are pleased to welcome all of our new starters who have joined us and will be joining us in the near future. All our departments seem to be thriving at the moment and we are delighted with how the firm is continuing to prosper and develop across all our areas of legal service. The number of roles further confirms that the market for legal services has strengthened at JMW and also elsewhere.”

Recently JMW won Medium Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards and also Employer of the Year at the City of Manchester Business Awards which were both held in March.

For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981


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