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JMW Solicitors LLP

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Fax 0161 828 1827
14372 Manchester 1
Liverpool, London, Manchester

Eddie Jones

Work 0161 828 1934
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Clinical negligence.


Eddie Jones is head of the clinical negligence department at JMW. As well as overseeing the running of the department, Eddie handles serious and high-value compensation claims arising from avoidable patient injury. This includes maximum severity cerebral palsy claims relating to birth and neonatal care errors. He has won many of these complex claims and secured a £26m care package for a boy who sustained brain damage during his birth after signs that he was in distress were not acted on and his delivery delayed. Eddie also has extensive experience of cauda equina syndrome claims and is recognised as a leading practitioner nationally. In 2019 he secured one of the highest compensation settlements paid by an English hospital trust on a cauda equina syndrome claim at £9.3m. Eddie has led his practice to develop significant expertise in cauda equina claims and its average compensation settlement is significantly higher than the national average. Eddie was Partner of the Year in the 2019 Manchester Legal Awards. He is also involved with numerous charities and support services.


Trained Peasgood’s Solicitors; qualified 1992; assistant solicitor Hempsons/NWRHA 1993-96; JMW Solicitors 1996 to date, partner 1998; board of directors of children’s charity the Legacy Rainbow House.


Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel; Action against Medical Accidents solicitors’ referral panel.


Ponteland County High School, Northumberland; University of Oxford (1988 BA Hons).


Cycling, hill walking, following the misfortunes of Newcastle United Football Club.

North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Eddie Jones - JMW Solicitors LLP

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP  fields an ‘excellent team of tenacious and down-to-earth solicitors who fight hard for their clients to ensure that they get the best possible compensation’. Department head Eddie Jones has an ‘excellent grasp of the key issues of law, practice and strategy; he is immsensely hardworking and can take a novel approach when needed to pursue the right litigation strategy’. Angharad Hughes  is ‘enormously sympathetic to her clients and has excellent attention to detail’ and Melissa Gardner  ‘strikes a great rapport with her clients which is vital for communication so she can elicit the best evidence for her clients’. The ‘highly specialised and dedicated team' has real expertise in the most serious cases of birth injury, brain injury and spinal injury cases, and is a leading firm for cases involving kernicterus brain injury and cauda equina syndrome. The ‘very experiencedSally Leonards  ‘adopts a tenacious but realistic approach to each case’. Senior associate Steven Brown  is a ‘highly committed and proactive claimant lawyer’. Olivia Scates is no longer at the firm.

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