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

(Leading individuals)

Steve MorrisJMW Solicitors LLP

JMW Solicitors LLP‘s sweet spot lies in acting for listed and unlisted plcs, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals in a range of commercial disputes; it also has an impressive reputation in sports sector disputes, with practice head Marc Yaffe a key name for high-profile individuals and companies in this space. The team is increasingly recognised for acting for claimants in data protection group actions. Other areas of expertise include corporate disputes (which are a focus for Steve Morris and Michael Kennedy), professional negligence and contentious construction matters, which are among Mark Jones‘ specialisms, and public law and judicial review proceedings, for which Oliver Wright is a name to note. The ‘commercially astuteGraham Small is highlighted for his breadth of commercial, insolvency and fraud disputes experience, while Claire Brown‘s expertise includes contractual and professional negligence issues.