Joanne Brine > JMW Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

JMW Solicitors LLP
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Work Department

Personal Injury


Partner and head of the Travel Litigation Team


Joanne is a Partner in the Travel Litigation team specialising in helping clients who have sustained injuries following an accident abroad. Her expertise lies in dealing with complex and catastrophic injury claims, and she has achieved numerous multi-million pound settlements which have provided for her clients rehabilitation and future needs. Recent settlements since joining JMW include a £1m for a client who had a significant lower limb orthopaedic injury with a future risk of amputation and E1.22m for a Claimant in a case in which the applicable law was that of Greece.  She regularly deals with fatal accidents, road traffic accidents abroad, clients who were working abroad, accidents on airplanes, and accidents on cruise ships.  She is a member of the American Association of Justice, where she has presented at the annual conference for the International Practice Section, the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury lawyers, and she is the Co-Ordinator of the APIL North West Group.

Joanne trained and qualified at Pannone LLP in Manchester specialising in catastrophic injury claims, moving to Slater and Gordon UK LLP upon their acquisition of Pannone and sub specialising in serious injury litigation with a cross border element.  Joanne joined JMW to head up their Travel Litigation team in April 2018. 

Joanne is noted as a Recognised Practitioner in Chambers and Partners



Joanne is a member of the American Association of Justice, and has been invited to speak at their annual convention in summer 2019.  She is also an active member of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers as well as APIL and is a senior liigatior and Brain Injury accredited. Joanne has also written for legal journals and presented at conferences and training seminars.


Joanne graduated from Liverpool University in 1999 and completed the Legal Practice Course in 2000 in Manchester.


Joanne enjoys outdoor activities including running and swimming, along with yoga in her spare time.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Next Generation Partners: Personal Injury)

Joanne BrineJMW Solicitors LLP

JMW Solicitors LLP‘s clinical negligence team, led by Eddie Jones , specialises in high-value brain and spinal injury cases and offers specific expertise in cerebral palsy, kernicterus and cauda equina syndrome matters. Steven Brown, Angharad Hughes , Melissa Gardner  and Sally Leonards  are key members of the team, handling cerebral palsy, brain and spinal injury claims. Senior associates Jodie Miller and Nicholas Young are further names to note. The personal injury department, led by Richard Powell , deals with matters across the full spectrum of personal injury law, including head trauma, spinal injuries and fibromyalgia. The practice also specialises in industrial diseases and motorcycle accidents. Paul Breen oversees the catastrophic injury team whilst Clare Stevens heads up the military department. Gordon Cartwright handles pediatric brain injury claims and Andrew Lilley deals with catastrophic brain and spinal injury issues. Joanne Brine is recognised for her knowledge across the sector, while Nadia Kerr leads the specialist cycling injury team.

London > Transport > Travel

(Leading individuals)

Joanne BrineJMW Solicitors LLP

The key name for travel litigation at JMW Solicitors LLP is Joanne Brine, who can draw on substantial experience from previous at a number of other claimant firms. She splits her time between Manchester and London and is known for her ‘unparalleled charm and expertise’. Recent claims have included cases involving serious injury, fatal accidents, disease and road traffic accidents. The team is known for its ‘broad range of experience in travel law in many different countries’.