Two New Firsts at JMW

29 October 2018

Full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP have been joined by two new influential Partners.

Abigail Bennett joins JMW as a Partner and In-house Counsel from St John’s Buildings Chambers where she was a Family Law Barrister. Abigail becomes the first established Barrister to becomein-house counsel within a family team at a law firm in Manchester. This ground-breaking move for JMW will see their family law team offer clients a comprehensive service from start to finish in a family law case with expert advice and representation from an experienced, much sought after Barrister. Abigail has experience in all area of matrimonial finance work but does specialise in high net worth cases. She worked on the high profile case of Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan in 2017 and has also acted for many professional sport stars, business owners and entrepreneurs.In 2010 Abigail was also appointed as a Deputy District Judge. As a Deputy District Judge Abigail will also be able to offer private FDR hearings to broker financial settlements outside of the courtroom, making JMW the first law firm to offer this service in Manchester. She joins the largest and most high profile family team in the North West, which is led by Michael Chapman and Elspeth Kinder.

Commenting on Abigail’s appointment to JMW’s family team, David Pickering, Head of Private Client in Manchester at JMW said:

“We are delighted to welcome Abigail to join our family law team at JMW in this ground breaking move.Abigail is very well respected Barrister who we have worked with for many years. We feel this move really benefits our clients as it offers them a comprehensive service from start to finish during divorce proceedings. This move is the first of its kind for a family law team in Manchester and further strengthens our family law offering.”

Andrew Rimmer joins JMW’s Real Estate Finance team as a Partner and Head of Construction from Turner Parkinson. Andrew specialises in a range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters, working with clients including developers, contractors and subcontractors. He counts amongst his clients Bardsley Construction, Urban Splash, Wetherby Building Systems and Domis Construction Ltd.

Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW commented:

“We are delighted that specialists in their field of work such Abigail Bennett and Andrew Rimmer have joined their respective teams at JMW. These appointments again show how important lateral hires are to the growth and development of JMW.”


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