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JMW Solicitors LLP

Work 0345 402 0001
Fax 0161 828 1827
14372 Manchester 1
Liverpool, London, Manchester

Jason Harwood

Work 0161 828 1898
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Personal injury.


Partner in the personal injury department specialising in catastrophic injury claims. Has a particular interest in brain injury, amputation, serious orthopaedic injury and fatal accident claims. Jason takes a tough stance on behalf of his clients, using his considerable skill and knowledge to drive an appropriate settlement. Heavily involved in training and supervision of junior lawyers to ensure they receive a solid grounding in personal injury law.

Willing to consider difficult or complex cases. Recent success stories include a settlement of £1.275million for a motorcyclist who suffered a severe brachial plexus injury when knocked off his motorbike on the way to work, £1million for a client who was knocked off her pedal bike resulting in a below knee amputation and £750,000 for a client who eventually had to have a below knee amputation following an accident in November 2011.

A clear marker of Jason’s ability and skill is the consistently high level of referrals he receives via word of mouth. Numerous amputation, fibromyalgia and head injury clients have all either been referred to him directly by previous clients for whom he has acted, or via case studies on the JMW website. 

Other notable successes include; a fibromyalgia case settlement for £290,000, in which the defendant’s representative made an initial offer to settle of £25,000; a £400,000 compensation award for a client who suffered multiple severe injuries in a road traffic accident, £350,000 for a client who suffered a serious wrist injury after falling from a mobile scaffold at work and £525,000 for the widow and dependents of a man who was killed after being knocked off his bicycle on his way to work.

Jason’s ongoing caseload is proving just as robust, with a wide-ranging set of claims, including several worth £1million plus.


Trained Graham Coffey & Co; qualified 2003; Graham Coffey & Co 2003-07; JMW Solicitors 2007 to date, partner 2013.




Law Society


September 1990-June1997  Skegness Grammar School.

September 1997-June 2000 University of Derby, 2:1 LLB (Hons) Degree obtained

September 2000-June 2001 University of Sheffield, Legal Practice Course


Most sports, but in particular golf and football.

North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP   is ‘continuing to grow its reputation in this field’ under the leadership of joint heads of department Chris Sutton and Richard Powell . Paul Breen who heads the personal injury department’s catastrophic injury team is ‘very much on top of his game’. Gordon Cartwright  is ‘outstanding – he devotes considerable time to each file’ and Nadia Kerr  is a ‘true expert in cycling; she really takes the time to understand each case and has a meticulous eye for detail’. Jason Harwood has ‘very good client handling skills, manages expectations well and always adopts effective tactics during negotiations’. The team handles road traffic collisions, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and industrial disease claims of all values. It has several specialisms including industrial disease (especially mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases), cycling claims as well as accidents/illnesses abroad.

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