Six Partner Promotions for JMW


Leading Manchester based law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has announced that they have made 6 at promotions Partner level with a further 21 promotions also made within the firm effective form 1 May 2016.

Commercial Property Partners Claire Hamilton and Warren Martin who joined the firm in 2013 and 2015 respectively have been made Fixed Equity Partners. Claire Hamilton is the key Partner working for a major property developer and investor in the North West, while Warren Martin names amongst his property finance clients Lowry Capital and Aldermore.
Meanwhile Derek Millard-Smith an expert in Consumer Regulatory work brought his expertise to JMW in 2015 and acts for ParkingEye and the British Parking Association membership. Michael Purvis joined JMW as an Associate in 2012 and has progressed to Fixed Equity Partners holding the relationships with introducers such as Precise Mortgages, JLL, SPF and Move with Us.

There have then been 6 promotions from Senior Associate to Partner for Mark Heppell and Vicky Protano from Corporate, Tasnim Khalid and Jodi Lund from Private Client, Nick McAleenan in Media Law and Lee McGovern who occupies a New Business role in the firm.

Elsewhere in the firm there have been 8 promotions to Senior Associate for Ben Miller, Louise Wakely and Richard Glover from the Commercial Litigation team, Paul Gotch and Daniel Harrison from the Private Client team, Jennifer Smith in Employment, Holly Tootill in Family Law and Faris Humadi in IT.

A further 9 promotions from Solicitor to Associate see promoted Danielle Gibson, Linda Medhurst and Michael Walker (Personal Injury), Holleh Cyples, Gaynor Dent and Breda Fallon (Private Client), Sara Bluston (Corporate), Stephanie Adjepong (Commercial Property) and Mike Bloor (New Business).

Prior to these promotions, staff numbers have also increased at JMW from 280 to 320 including 7 new Partners joining the firm in the past 12 months.

Commenting on the wealth of promotions at JMW, Senior Partner Joy Kingsley said:

“All these promotions are well deserved and reflect our continuing policy of promoting from within as well as making effective lateral hires. 2015/16 has seen us promote 6 internal candidates to Partnership while hiring 7 Partners from outside of the firm. As we continue to enhance our reputation in the North West it is increasingly important that we retain our talented lawyers who need to see our commitment to their future.”

JMW recently announced an annual increase in Revenue of 16% in the year 2015/16, which has grown to £22 million from £10 million in 2010/11. Profit also increased by 13%.

For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981

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