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Six Equity Promotions at JMW
Ian Lewis and Mike Rainford from Business Crime & Regulation, Warren Martin from Real Estate Finance, Michael Purvis from Real Estate Residential and Graham Small from Commercial Litigation have all been made Full Equity Partners. In addition, as has been reported, David Pickering of DWF will also join the Equity on 1st May.
Ian Lewis and Graham Small both joined JMW in September 2016 and were previously founding Partners of Lewis Hymanson Small. Ian
Graham Small is a Partner in Commercial Litigation and handles complex and
Mike Rainford joined JMW as a Partner in 2015 from Burton Copeland where he was Head of their Business Crime, Fraud and Regulatory team for over 8 years. He
In the Real Estate Finance team Warren Martin JMW, who joined as a Partner three years ago acts for banks and other lending institutions and names amongst his property finance clients Lowry Capital and Aldermore Bank.
There have been 3 promotions from Salaried Partner to Fixed Share Equity Partner for Mark Heppell a Partner in Corporate and Commercial, Jodi Lund a Partner in Real Estate Finance and Majid Mahmood a Partner in Real Estate Commercial.
There have then been 7 promotions from Senior Associate to Partner for Katie Lowe and Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane from the Family Law team, Paul Gotch from the Wills team, Daniel Harrison from Real Estate Residential, Jennifer Smith in Employment, Adam Entwistle who is Head of Compliance and Samantha Meakin from Business Development and Marketing.
Elsewhere in the firm there have been 10 promotions to Senior Associate for David Bondt (Commercial Litigation), Breda Fallon, Gaynor Turner and Scott Ritchie (Real Estate Residential), Jane Faulkner (Court of Protection), Rachael Guy (Training Manager), Carolyn Hyland (Accounts), Antoniya Mercer (Corporate Recovery and Insolvency) and Natasha Ross (Personal Injury).
There are a further 9 promotions to Associate for Claire Carlo, Bethany Livesey, Liz Fletcher, Dafydd Jones, Heather Lambert, Michael Sharp, Peter Speight, Gemma Walker and Nicholas Young.
Staff numbers have also increased at JMW from 360 to 440 in the last 12 month and in the past
Commenting on the promotions at JMW, Senior Partner Joy Kingsley said:
“All these promotions are extremely well deserved and we were delighted to offer Equity to Ian Lewis, Graham Small, Mike Rainford, Michael Purvis, Warren Martin and David Pickering at JMW. All apart from Warren and Michael have been Equity Partners at other Manchester firms. Michael’s rise at 38 years of age from Associate to Equity Partner in 6 years is unprecedented and reflects the massive contribution he has made to the development of our Property business. For our continued growth it is very important we retain our talented people by rewarding them for their considerable contributions and this is shown in the 34 promotions this year which represents 14% of eligible employees.”
Paul Walker, Managing Partner at JMW said:
“In the last year, 2017/18, we have increased the numbers of employees at JMW from 380 to 440, taken 14,000 ft. of further accommodation at 3 Hardman Street and expect to be reporting substantial increases in income and profit in May. The increased number of owners of the business reflects the needs of our
JMW recently came 25th in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For.
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