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Head of Department Manchester Clinical Negligence
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 in the Manchester area awarded a Tier 1 ranking in independent legal industry guides Chambers and Partners 2019 and the Legal 500 2019.
Eddie was awarded Star Individual status in Chambers and Partners in recognition of his extensive expertise. 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 a leading individual in the Legal 500. It 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 the winner of the Partner of the Year award at the 2019 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.
Leading Individual – Legal 500
Top Ranked - Chambers 2019
Star Individual – Chambers and Partners
Partner of the Year – Manchester Legal Awards 2019
Board of Director – Rainbow House
Clinical Negligence Panel member – The Law Society
Panel Member – Action again Medical Accidents
What others say
His attention to detail is excellent and, given the magnitude of the work he undertakes, he does a sterling job. –
Chambers and Partners
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.
Chambers and Partners
He is immensely hardworking and can take a novel approach when needed to pursue the right litigation strategy.