Richard Powell > JMW Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

JMW Solicitors LLP
M3 3HG

Work Department

Personal injury.


Head of the personal injury department, with a key focus on the day-to-day management of the department, business development, quality control, recruitment and financial management. Richard is the Firm’s training principal and heads the recruitment and progression of the firm’s trainee solicitors. Has a strong knowledge of the entire spectrum of personal injury claims, with a particular interest in high-value road traffic accidents and motorcycle accidents. Among his notable settlements are: a £700,000 settlement for a client involved in a motorcycle accident who suffered multiple fractures, leading to a lower limb amputation; a £550,000 settlement for a motorcyclist as the result of a brachial plexus injury causing a permanent loss of function to the client’s dominant arm; and a strong high-figure settlement for a motorcyclist who had suffered a severe dislocation to the right elbow in a motorcycle accident, resulting in a significant disability.


Trained JMW Solicitors; qualified 1993; JMW Solicitors 1993-95; Betesh Fox and Co 1995-99; JMW Solicitors LLP 1999 to date, partner 2002; director Wheels at Once Ltd.




Nottingham University (1990 Law); Chester College of Law (1991).


Golfing, keeping fit in the gym, running, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.