Steve Morris > JMW Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

JMW Solicitors LLP
M3 3HG

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Partner in the Commercial Litigation team.  Steve acts in respect of general commercial and corporate disputes for a wide variety of clients, including warranty claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, breaches of contract, fraud, professional negligence and all forms of injunctions.

His experience includes:

  • Obtaining judgment for £10.8million and obtaining a finding of fraud on a fraudulent warranty claim;
  • Successfully defending a contractual claim for £58m in an adjudication;
  • Successfully defending an unfair prejudice shareholder claim which was discontinued by the Petitioners after 3 days of the trial;
  • Acting as a High Court appointed Supervising Solicitor in the execution of numerous search & seize injunctions; and
  • Representing clients in over 50 mediations.


Trained at Laytons in the City; qualified in 1995.  Made Partner at Halliwells in 2005.  Moved to DWF in 2010 and joined JMW in May 2019.


French and German


Oxford University, Birkenhead School


Football, golf, tennis and hill walking

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

(Hall of Fame)

Steve MorrisJMW Solicitors LLP

Following Marc Yaffe‘s internal relocation to a management position, the team at JMW Solicitors LLP is now under the capable leadership of Steve Morris, whose expertise spans contractual and shareholder disputes, warranty and fraud claims, fraud, professional negligence, and obtaining and defending injunctions. Other key practitioners include Graham Small, who oversees business interruption insurance claims within the practice, and Claire Brown, whose area of expertise covers all mandates with a nexus to sports law. Also of note was Rebecca Young‘s promotion to partner in May 2021.