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JMW Solicitors LLP

Work 0345 402 0001
Fax 0161 828 1827
14372 Manchester 1
Liverpool, London, Manchester

Marc Yaffe

Work 0161 828 1985
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial/IP litigation.


Marc is the Head of Litigation at JMW and manages a dynamic team of 30 people, making it oneof the largest litigation teams in the North West. His caseload permeates a number of industries, including sport, media, online retailing, online payment processing, manufacturing and property, with particular experience with e-commerce, online companies and sports. Clients include eBay, PayPal and the Hut Group as well as many other successful entrepreneurs and sports stars. Marc is a technically strong and tactically astute litigator, accustomed to handling multimillion-pound claims. His approach to litigation, according to his clients, is refreshing and comforting. Marc will always seek to resolve disputes quickly and economically, but if this cannot be achieved, he will work tirelessly to achieve his client’s objective.
Marc was announced as the Lawyer of the Year in 2015 at the Manchester Young Talent Awards, and has been shortlisted for numerous other awards including Partner of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards, Lawyer of the Year at MIMA 2015, Lawyer of the Year at the Mancoolian 2014 and Northwest Insider Young Lawyer of the Year.
Notable cases include: a £55m claim against a well-known online retailer, a successful claim against a daily newspaper for breach of copyright; a successful multi-million pound recovery of sums fraudulently obtained via a payment processing service; successfully defended a director of a global payment processing service against an aggressive £2m user claim; advising a Premiership Footballer in relation to a £3m claim against his former agents; and making and defending injunctions, including freezing orders and other interim applications, including a £1m fraud by a trustee on behalf of the beneficiaries; £1.2m claim against a well-known football club on behalf of a consultant.


Qualified 2004; partner JMW Solicitors 2012 to date.


Manchester Grammar School; Birmingham University.

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

JMW Solicitors LLP's practice focuses on data protection cases and group litigation, and is one of the few firms outside of London that handles commercial judicial review matters. The team has recently seen an increasing amount of work in construction litigation, contentious probate and e-commerce disputes. Marc Yaffe, who 'oozes energy and enthusiasm' heads the team and represents high-profile individuals including Premier League footballers. Richard Allan recently joined the team from DLA Piper UK LLP.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

JMW Solicitors LLP advises sporting clients including athletes, footballers, sports clubs, Formula 1 teams and others from the world of motorsport. Mike Blood focuses on sports finance, broadcast and commercial rights; he co-heads the team alongside disputes specialist Marc Yaffe and Ben Peppi. The practice handles a broad range of matters relating to broadcasting, defamation, employment, competition and corporate, among others.

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