New JMW holiday claims team want to help clients to enjoy fun in the sun


Leading Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors are getting set to ensure that fewer holidaymakers suffer a ‘Cruel Summer’ with the unveiling of a new holiday accident claims team. 

The team, led by solicitor Michael Walker, are able to handle a host of claims arising from mishaps abroad, including cases of food poisoning, trips and slips in and around hotel complexes and resorts, and road traffic collisions that have happened on foreign roads.  They are also able to represent clients who have suffered an accident on a plane or cruise ship whilst travelling to or from their destination. 

Michael said: “Ever since I joined JMW, I’ve noticed that we’ve received numerous enquiries from individuals who have suffered accidents abroad.  Many of these people have had their holidays destroyed thanks to something that could have been avoided if hoteliers tour operators had taken care to fix.  That could be unhygienic food that’s been served to them by their hotel, or an unsafe fitting in their hotel room. 

“This made it very clear to me that there was a need for a team specialising in dealing with holiday accident claims who are able to help people who’ve suffered thanks to someone else’s negligence.  Prior to joining JMW, I developed a good deal of experience in dealing with these sorts of accident claims and I was confident I’d be able to use that experience to the benefit of our clients.  I’m really looking forward to working together with the rest of the team and securing compensation for our clients who’ve had an accident abroad.” 

The team, which also includes solicitors Jemma Goldstone and Raana Afsarpour, have a decade’s worth of experience  dealing with holiday claims.  The team has also developed a strong social media offering to communicate with new, potential and existing clients, and provide consumers with information about what to do if they have suffered an accident abroad, and what their rights are. 

Michael continues: “Holidays are a very emotional topic, and this is a complex area of law where people are very often unsure of their rights.  What we hear from clients all the time is how upset they’ve been about the way they’ve been treated after an accident abroad; not only has something they’ve been looking forward to for a very long time been spoilt, it is very rare that holiday tour operators contact them to apologise.  Those wishing to make a claim after a holiday accident are very often looking to hold those responsible for their accident to account, and get some recognition that an injustice has occurred.” 

The holiday team are available on Twitter: @jmwholidayteam and Facebook: .  You can also keep up with their blogging via the JMW blog page: and stay tuned to the JMW site for regular videos for the team, addressing various issues surrounding holiday claims.  




For more information:

Danielle Gibson

0161 828 8349  


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JMW Solicitors LLP is one of the leading Manchester law firms and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.  We are committed to providing legal services in a cost effective and timely manner.


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