Claire Brown > JMW Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

JMW Solicitors LLP
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Partner in the Commercial Litigation department. Claire has experience of handling a broad range of commercial disputes, including within the sporting sector. Such commercial disputes comprise contractual disputes – including for example warranty claims, breaches of restrictive covenants and misrepresentation claims – professional negligence claims, shareholder and partnership disputes and applications for injunctive relief.


Trainee Solicitor/Solicitor, Brown Turner Solicitors, Sept 2003 – March 2007

Solicitor/Associate/Senior Associate, Brabners LLP, March 2007 – February 2016

Senior Associate, Kennedys LLP, February 2016 – September 2016

Senior Associate/Partner, JMW Solicitors LLP, September 2016 to date


Bolton School Girls’ Division (1990-1997)

Leeds University (1997-2000)

College of Law (Chester) (2001-2003)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

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Claire BrownJMW Solicitors LLP

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

JMW Solicitors LLP houses a varied practice with specialisms in media contracts, brand and sponsorship deals, sports tech and sports science (including nutrition) and sports related crypto. Practice head Stephen Taylor Heath is an expert in broadcasting agreements, primarily focusing on football and boxing. Experienced sports arbitrator Claire Brown and Mike Blood, a corporate lawyer with specialist sports finance knowledge, are also key. Ben Peppi heads the firm’s Barn Door UK initiative, a business platform for retired sportspeople. John Burns joined the group in early 2024, contributing his deep knowledge of sponsorship and naming rights agreements.