Marc Yaffe

Head of Department

Commercial Litigation


Marc joined JMW in May 2012 as a Partner in the Commercial Litigation team and became Head of Department in May 2015.  He advises a varied and entrepreneurial client base ranging from local owner-managed businesses to global corporations. His caseload permeates a number of industries including sport, media, online retailing, online payment processing, manufacturing and property, with particular experience with  e-commerce and online companies.

Marc is a technically strong and tactically astute litigator used to handling multi million pound claims. His approach to litigation, according to his clients, is refreshing and comforting. 

Marc has recently been named as a 'recommended lawyer' in the 2015 Legal 500 UK where he was described as ‘a tenacious fighter who gets great results’. 

He will always try and resolve disputes quickly and economically, but if this cannot be achieved, he will work tirelessly to achieve his client's objective. Marc has been shortlisted for various awards including: Partner of the Year –  Manchester Legal Awards 2015, Lawyer of the Year – Made in Manchester, Lawyer of the Year - Downtown Manchester Mancoolian Awards 2014.

Marc's experience includes:

  • Successful claim against a well-known daily newspaper for breach of Copyright
  • Successful recovery of sums fraudulently obtained via a payment processing service
  • Successfully defended a director of a global payment processing service against an aggressive user claim
  • Successful £3m claim against Property Developer for Breach of Contract
  • Successful defence of a Summary Judgment application in Admiralty Court 
  • Notable victories on numerous boundary, rights of way and party wall act disputes. 
  • Successfully represented landowner in £4m contract dispute against house builder
  • Making and defending injunctions including Freezing Orders and other interim applications

Tel: 0161 828 1985



Recent Blogs by Marc
February 17th
Marc Yaffe stays 'Up All Night' with BBC Radio 5 Live's Rhod Sharp to discuss the proposals for 'Online Dispute Resolution'.
January 23rd
Marc Yaffe discusses the recent High Court case concerning Gordon Ramsay and family feuds.
October 8th
Marc Yaffe shares his views on e-commerce following a round table debate organised by Citizens Advice.
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