Another New Partner Appointment for JMW


Manchester based full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has strengthened its Business Crime & Regulation team with the appointment of well-known Partner, Mike Rainford.
Mike joins JMW as a Partner from Burton Copeland where he was Head of their Business Crime, Fraud and Regulatory team for over 8 years. He specialises in fraud and regulatory issues and has over 30 years’ experience in commercial fraud, VAT and tax fraud, money laundering, trading standards and prosecutions brought by regulatory bodies such as the FCA. 
One of Mike’s most notable successes was the acquittal of Vance Miller in the largest ever trading standards prosecution in the UK. Mike was also involved in representation of interested parties in the long running Hillsborough inquest. Furthermore he was involved with the London City bond case which remains the largest fraud against the revenue amounting to over £2 billion. 
Mike is a member of the National Law Society Money Laundering Panel and he is described in the Legal directory, Legal 500 2014, as ‘first-rate’.
Commenting on Mike Rainford’s appointment Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW said:
“We are pleased to welcome Mike Rainford to JMW and our Business Crime & Regulation team. Mike has a wealth of experience in all regulatory matters but particularly in Tax, fraud and trading standards. He is an excellent strategic fit for our existing Business Crime & Regulation department and his skill set will help the team develop further. We aim to recruit the best legal talent to help with the continued growth of JMW and his many clients and contacts are very welcome too.”
Commenting on his new role at JMW Mike Rainford said:
“I am excited about joining JMW as they can assist my clients in all areas of legal expertise. I bring with me many years of experience in the regulatory field and I believe this will help grow both the department and their client base. I believe this is a great opportunity and I am excited to be involved with the continued development of JMW.”
Mike is the second Partner to join the Business Crime & Regulation team at JMW in just 2 months with Derek Millard-Smith joining the team in May from Hill Dickinson. The firm have also recently appointed Mike Blood from Brabners as their new Head of Corporate. 



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