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Job Title: Head of Department
A specialist clinical negligence solicitor and head of the clinical negligence team at JMW, Eddie Jones is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the field.
Eddie's department is one of just two firms awarded a Tier 1 ranking for both legal industry bibles Chambers and Partners 2019 and the Legal 500 2019.
In the 2019 edition of independent legal guide Chambers and Partners UK, Eddie was awarded Star Individual status in recognition of his extensive experience. The guide notes he has particular expertise in child brain injury cases and cauda equina syndrome and receives extensive praise from clients who say: 'His attention to detail is excellent and, given the magnitude of the work he undertakes, he does a sterling job." The guide also quotes a client as saying "He went above and beyond the demands of his role. He was sensitive and empathetic when dealing with issues that I found difficult to discuss. Eddie is quite simply brilliant."
Eddie is also ranked as one of the best clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester in the 2019 Legal 500 directory, which quotes a contact as saying: 'He is immensely hardworking and can take a novel approach when needed to pursue the right litigation strategy'.
Eddie has won many high-value and complex claims, including a catastrophic child brain injury case which settled for £18 million. Clients frequently comment on his kind and compassionate nature and say he is a trusted source of support at one of the most challenging times of their life.
Eddie also has great expertise of spinal injury claims, particularly cauda equina syndrome cases and in 2017 secured £4.3 million for a client whose life was devastated by negligent treatment of the condition.
Eddie is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel in addition to Action against Medical Accidents’ solicitor referral panel.
Eddie was a finalist in the Partner of the Year category in the 2013 Manchester Legal Awards. He is involved with numerous charities and support services and is on the board of directors of children's charity Rainbow House and the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association.