JMW Add Two New Partners to Manchester Office

Full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has recruited two new Partners to its Manchester office, in its Employment and Corporate Recovery & Insolvency team’s respectively.

Marcus Difelice joins JMW’s Employment team as a Partner from Brabners where he was also a Partner. He had been at Brabners for over 14 years and has previously also practised at Pinsent Masons and Eversheds. Marcus specialises in all areas of employment law with particular emphasis on Employment Tribunal Litigation support. He also specialises in working with clients in the hospitality sector and some of his clients include Nando’s, Wagamama and Travelodge. Previously Marcus was involved with the case of his client Ragdoll Productions, a TV production company who made Telly Tubbies and In the Night Garden, that was reported internationally including in the LA Times.

James Williams joins JMW’s Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department as a Partner from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP where he was a Principal Associate. James had been at Eversheds for over 10 years since joining as a Trainee Solicitor. James specialises in all areas of Corporate Recovery & Insolvency. Legal directory Chambers and Partners 2020 states that he is noted for his ability to handle restructuring and insolvency proceedings involving complex business and property arrangements. Previously James led on the sale of the world famous Norton Motorcycles business out of administration.

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

“We are pleased to welcome both Marcus and James to JMW and they both bring with them differing skills and experience to their departments. Our Employment team are pleased to welcome Marcus who brings with him an extremely interesting mix of clients especially in the hospitality sector with some great household names.

James has over 10 year’s excellent experience at Eversheds and he will help our Corporate Recovery & Insolvency department grow and develop further. We pleased that we can attract excellent legal talent to JMW and believe our ranking in the Sunday Times Best Company to Work For also helps us achieve this.”

Commenting on his appointment Marcus Difelice said:

“This is a great opportunity to join such an entrepreneurial firm as JMW and I am pleased to be joining the employment team at such a busy time for them. This move presents a fresh challenge and its one I’m extremely excited about. I am looking forward to working with my existing clients, whilst forging new relationships with clients of JMW’s.”

James Williams also added:

JMW is a fast-growing law firm with a strong reputation in the legal industry. I am looking forward to working with the Corporate Recovery & Insolvency department and the quality of the team at JMW makes us well placed to help businesses who may have hit difficulties during this uncertain time. I hope my experience will help us support clients and intermediaries further.”

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