JMW Becomes a Top 100 UK Law Firm 


For the first time leading Manchester Law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has been ranked in the top 100 UK law firms list published by The Lawyer.

JMW is ranked at number 97 in the Top 100. The list is compiled based on revenue of all UK firms and mainly comprises firms based in London and those with multiple national offices. JMW is the only single site Manchester or North West firm included.  JMW also featured in the report’s top 10 law firms in the UK for its 16% rise in revenue and 18% rise in lawyers. In May 2016 JMW announced that income at the firm was up from £19.4 million to £22.5 million. This is against a background of an overall increase in revenue of 118% in the last 5 years from 2011 to 2016 with revenue having risen from £10.3 million to £22.5 million.

Headcount at the firm has also increased substantially with staff numbers rising from 275 to 320 in the last year and there have been more new additions since the figures were submitted taking current headcount to over 330. JMW has continued to hire extensively with a number of lateral Partner hires in the past year including most recently Michael Kennedy, commercial litigation (Slater and Gordon) and Graham Small (LHS), Commercial Litigation, Paul Breen, Serious Injury (Cassell Moore) Cara Nuttall, Family (Slater and Gordon) and Ian Lewis, Regulatory (LHS). 

While turnover placed JMW at position 97, Profit per Equity Partner placed the firm at number 48, ahead of many of it’s competitors, whether based in Manchester, London or the regions.

Commenting on JMW’s ranking in The Lawyer Top 200, Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW said:

“We are very pleased to have been ranked for the first time in the top 100 law firms for 2016. This is an important step for us, confirming our position as a leading law firm. We have enjoyed substantial growth over recent years in both financial performance and being an employer of choice. Breaking into this select group of law firms is testimony to the ability and achievements of the JMW Partners and employees.”


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Samantha Meakin

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