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1 BYROM PLACE, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 402 0001
Fax:
Fax 0161 828 1827
DX:
14372 Manchester 1
Email:
Web:
www.jmw.co.uk

Richard Powell

Tel:
Work 0845 402 0001
Email:
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

Joint 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 also the partner responsible for JMW’s team of trainees, ensuring that those individuals receive appropriate grounding within the firm. 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.

Career

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.

Member

APIL.

Education

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

Leisure

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


North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP   is ‘continuing to grow its reputation in this field’ under the leadership of joint heads of department Chris Sutton and Richard Powell . Paul Breen who heads the personal injury department’s catastrophic injury team is ‘very much on top of his game’. Gordon Cartwright  is ‘outstanding – he devotes considerable time to each file’ and Nadia Kerr  is a ‘true expert in cycling; she really takes the time to understand each case and has a meticulous eye for detail’. Jason Harwood has ‘very good client handling skills, manages expectations well and always adopts effective tactics during negotiations’. The team handles road traffic collisions, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and industrial disease claims of all values. It has several specialisms including industrial disease (especially mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases), cycling claims as well as accidents/illnesses abroad.

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