JMW accidents abroad team flying high with new appointments


16 July 2018


Leading Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has expanded its accidents abroad team with the recruitment of a new head, Joanne Brine.

A partner with over 18 years experience, Jo was formerly head of travel litigation at Slater and Gordon LLP, dealing with cross-border catastrophic personal injury claims for clients injured across the world.Prior to that, she was a partner at Pannone LLP with conduct of a varied caseload inclusive of catastrophic injury claims.

Noted as “highly recommended” in the Legal 500, Jo is also a member of the American Association of Justice and the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPL), as well as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Speaking of her appointment Jo said: “I’m delighted to become part of JMW and lead the accidents abroad team.JMW and the Personal Injury department have a strong reputation and I’ll be proud to start working straight away to add to that reputation.

“Securing compensation for victims of accidents and injuries abroad has been a passion of mine for some time.It is a fascinating, complex area of law with many challenges that it is my pleasure to guide clients through.I plan on raising what has already been a really high bar with a committed team of colleagues.”

Jo heads up a team of seven fee earners and has recently brought in Simon Weilding, a Litigation Executive with over 10 years’ experience in the travel litigation field to augment the team’s expertise as they expand their presence.

The team will continue to pursue compensation on behalf of clients who have suffered food poisoning abroad, however they will also take a more holistic approach to issues that have happened to British nationals abroad, helping consumers claim for incidents as diverse as road traffic accidents, skiing accidents, botched surgeries and catastrophic incidents resulting in life-altering injuries.

Richard Powell, partner and head of the personal injury team commented:“I’m pleased to welcome Jo to our department and into her new role as head of our accidents abroad team.I am confident Jo will lead the team into a new era of litigation where we support clients with complex injuries and make sure we get them the compensation they deserve.”


Note to Editors

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.

JMW’s award-winning Personal Injury team is headed up by leading personal injury lawyers Chris Sutton and Richard Powell, who have over forty years combined experience in personal injury law.The team was awarded Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team of the year at the 2018 Manchester Legal Awards, Legal Services Team of the Year 2013 at the national Claims Innovation Awards and Claimant Team of the Year 2011 at the national Personal Injury Awards.It is ranked in Tier 2 of the Legal 500 and Band 2 of Chambers and Partners 2018 in Manchester and surrounds.The team has represented thousands of individuals across a diverse range of personal injury cases in the UK and abroad, from road accidents and accidents at work to public liability issues and mesothelioma claims, securing tens of millions of pounds in compensation for its clients.

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