17 February 2020

New partner for JMW’s clinical negligence team

Mark Havenhand has joined the clinical negligence team at JMW Solicitors as a partner after more than six years as a partner with Irwin Mitchell.

Mark has specialised in the field of clinical negligence law for 16 years and previously worked at MPH Solicitors as a solicitor, and thereafter director, for nine years before it was bought out by Irwin Mitchell in 2013.

His appointment to JMW’s clinical negligence team takes the department’s partner headcount to six and follows Steven Brown’s promotion to the position in May 2019.

Mark was recruited to help the practice to service the increasing number of brain and spinal injury cases it attracts due to its specialist expertise and recent high-profile settlements. This includes a cerebral case that settled for £24 million in January 2020 and one that settled for £26 million last year. 

Mark, who was also brought in to work on further business development, commented: “JMW has an absolutely fantastic reputation and a high calibre legal team. I am looking forward to working with them to obtain the best results for our clients, to ensure they get a just outcome and the best level of rehabilitation and care”. 

Eddie Jones, head of clinical negligence at JMW, added: “Mark is very well-known in the Manchester legal scene and we are really pleased to be in a position where we can recruit someone of his stature and standing. We already have an extremely experienced team who obtain market-leading results for our clients. Mark’s appointment will enhance that and help to cement our position as one of the best clinical negligence practices in the country.

JMW’s clinical negligence team has Tier 1 rankings in both legal industry guides Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 with several partners named as leading individuals. Mark has also been regularly ranked in both of these guides. 



For more information:

Kelly Hindle

D. 0161 828 1868

E. Kelly.hindle@jmw.co.uk

Note to Editors

JMW Solicitors LLP is a leading Manchester law firm and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.

JMW’s Clinical Negligence team is headed up by leading clinical negligence lawyer, Eddie Jones. For more than a decade he and his team have advised and represented thousands of victims of clinical negligence, and their relatives, and have obtained over £100 million in compensation for their clients, as well as providing the answers as to why their medical treatment has gone wrong.


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