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Business Crime: What Others Say
At JMW, the service our business crime and regulation team provides has been recognised by several leading law industry authorities. Scroll down to find out what others have said about JMW.
Chambers and Partners 2022
What the team is known for: Well-known financial crime practice in the North West experienced in defending alleged breaches of trading standards and prosecutions for tax fraud. Noted expertise in money laundering cases. Also knowledgeable in POCA work. Advises on investigations by bodies including the FCA and HMRC.
Notable practitioners: Michael Rainford is a very well-regarded practitioner with longstanding experience in financial crime matters, particularly in regard to tax fraud.
"He has fantastic client care skills."
Peter Grogan is a seasoned practitioner with deep experience in financial crime. He advises clients in criminal proceedings relating to fraud and money laundering.
What the team is known for: Expert Manchester-based team that represents both serving and retired individual officers in a variety of police law matters. Regularly advises on inquests and misconduct proceedings, as well as allegations of sexual assault and perverting the course of justice.
Strengths: One interviewee states: "I have the utmost confidence in JMW's police law team to support and represent police officers who find themselves in the unfortunate position of needing legal advice and representation."
Another commentator adds that the team "has fully prepared cases and fantastic client care."
The Legal 500: 2022
The 'immensely talented' business and financial crime team at JMW Solicitors LLP advises businesses and business-owners on investigations and prosecutions instigated by industry regulators. The team has extensive experience defending instances of financial wrongdoing, including HMRC and FCA investigations and proceeds of crime matters. Peter Grogan leads the team, and the 'vastly experienced' Mike Rainford is noted for his expertise in complex fraud and tax investigations.
JMW Solicitors LLP's crime and regulatory team stands out for its 'commitment, quality, and burning desire to achieve the best result possible' in defence of professional clients, notably in cases of professional misconduct, dishonesty and sexual wrongdoing. Ian Lewis has a strong reputation in professional regulatory discipline and fitness to practice proceedings, particularly representing superintendents. The team is also highly recommended for issues relating to parking regulation and legislation. In addition to its Manchester office, the firm has an office in Liverpool and a foothold in Cheshire. Peter Grogan leads the department.
Manchester-based firm JMW Solicitors LLP launched a London office in 2019 with the hire of Lee Adams from Hughmans, where he led the criminal department. Adams, who heads up the London office while also leading the business crime and regulation team, has since been joined by former Blaser Mills Law crime and regulatory head Daniel Martin and former Norton Rose Fulbright associate Amy Shaffron, who was promoted to partner in May 2021. The London team, which operates as part of the wider firm's highly rated national practice, has a growing reputation for private prosecutions; other recent work has included drugs cases, organised crime, sexual allegations, burglary and harassment cases. The firm is praised as being 'a big and fast-growing firm which manages to maintain the personal touch, values and commitment to its clients of a boutique firm.'