Plethora of New Starters for JMW

Full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has made a number of new fee earner appointments in recent months for its Manchester office including a new Partner, Joe Cobb.

Joe joins JMW as a Partner in the Private Client team from Addleshaw Goddard where he was previously a Managing Associate. Joe had been with Addleshaw Goddard for over 10 years where he started as a Trainee Solicitor. Joe advises clients in tax, estate and succession planning and his clients include high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses. Joe is a qualified member of The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which is the leading professional body for private client practitioners. Previously Joe was a full time professional rugby league referee and has refereed some of the best teams in the world including England, New Zealand and Australia and has officiated at the Challenge Cup Final. He now also sits as a Magistrate in the Criminal Courts.

Michael Atherton joined the Banking and Finance team at JMW as an Associate having been at Addleshaw Goddard for nearly 3 years. Michael joined JMW following on from the appointment of Scott Cameron who joined to lead the Banking and Finance team in January. Michael has a wide range of experience advising borrowers, lenders and sponsors on bilateral and syndicated financing arrangements.

Matthew O’Neill has joined the Commercial Litigation team from Addleshaw Goddard as a Senior Associate. Matthew joined to work closely with new Commercial Litigation Partner Steven Morris who joined JMW in May. Matthew has significant experience working on large, complex and high value litigation in the High Court and in International Arbitration.

Emma James joined JMW in June as a Senior Associate in the Employment team from Brabners. Emma has over 8 years’ experience advising businesses and individuals on employment law issues and also specialises in recruitment law and has significant experience of advising on regulatory issues and conducting audits of recruitment businesses.

Rebecca Young has joined the Media Law team as a Senior Associate from BLM. She specialises in advising clients on reputation management, including dealing with media coverage, data privacy and intellectual property disputes. Rebecca is currently North West Insider’s Young Lawyer of the Year, Chair for EWIF (encouraging women in franchising) and an ambassador for Women in the Law UK and Forever Manchester.

Other new Fee Earners who have joined JMW recently in the Manchester office include Layla Atha and Grace Copeland (Real Estate Residential), Omar Hadi and Ella Hunter (Real Estate Finance).

Commenting on the recent recruitment, Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW said:

“We are delighted to welcome all our recent new recruits to JMW. They all bring with them differing skills and experience to their departments but will all add valuable support to our very busy legal teams. Our Private Client Team are pleased to welcome Joe Cobb as he has over 10 years excellent experience at Addleshaw Goddard and has a brilliant reputation in the Manchester marketplace. We pleased that we can attract excellent legal talent to JMW and believe our ranking at 21 in the Sunday Times Best Company to Work For also helps us achieve this.”

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