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What Others Say
At JMW, the employment law team has been recognised for its service by a variety of leading authorities in the legal sector.
Scroll down to see what others have said about the department.
Legal 500 2019
JMW Solicitors LLP fields a ‘very professional, proactive, responsive and knowledgeable team that is always willing to answer any questions’. Head of team is the ‘very approachable and professional' Liz Cotton who is ‘adept at explaining the legal implications of each move’.
The team added to its ranks at a senior level with the appointment of Simon Bloch from Knights Professional Services Limited and Sarah Evans from Slater and Gordon. Evans ‘gets the job done and is tenacious and fearless in the pursuit of her clients’ claims’. Senior associate Jennifer Smith is 'very thorough and totally committed to her clients’. The ‘very accessible’ team has a broad range of experience such as advising on large-scale redundancies and reorganisations, whistleblowing claims and multi-party actions. It has particular expertise in the recruitment sector and is currently advising a recruitment agency about terminating the employment of its operations director. In another significant matter it is acting for 50 former employees of Hewdens in two class action claims for protective awards following a failure of the now insolvent employer to consult with staff prior to redundancies.
Legal 500: 2021
The 'experienced group of specialists' in JMW Solicitors LLP’ employment practice is led by Paul Chamberlain, who was previously head of employment at Brabners LLP. The Manchester practice’s already strong track record in the recruitment space is bolstered by the arrival of Chamberlain, who has broad expertise in agency workers’ regulations, TUPE, the Working Time Regulations and temporary worker status. The team advises clients in the hospitality, automotive, pharma, manufacturing, education and charities sectors, with particular expertise in advising on large scale redundancies and reorganisations and restrictive covenants.
Legal 500: 2022
JMW Solicitors LLP is adept at assisting employers in responding to sensitive matters such as discrimination claims, executive departures and redundancies. In addition to acting for hospitality, care and manufacturing clients, practice head Paul Chamberlain has noteworthy experience in advising employers from the recruitment sector. The team continued to expand in 2020, with Marcus Difelice joining in September from Brabners LLP. Difelice specialises in employment tribunal disputes and is frequently instructed by clients from the hospitality sector. Ian Tranter and Simon Bloch are also recommended.
To contact our employment law team today, call us on 0345 872 6666.