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Alison Parry

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JMW Solicitors LLP

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Commercial litigation.


Partner at JMW Solicitors LLP specialising in commercial litigation with a focus on professional negligence, probate and inheritance act claims and other particularly complex disputes. Alison’s work involves acting on behalf of both individual and corporate clients and her clients praise her for a high level of commitment, dedication and knowledge together with a fine eye for detail and going the extra mile for their cause. Her recent cases include a number of successful instructions in connection with probate and inheritance disputes and also a high value and complex construction dispute.


George Davies LLP 2003-09; Goodman Harvey LLP (later merging with JMW Solicitors LLP in 2013) 2009 to date, Partner 2012.


Stockport Grammar School; University of Newcastle upon Tyne; College of Law (Postgraduate Diploma in Law and LPC).


Plays netball for Trafford Netball Club and an avid supporter of Manchester City Football Club.

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

The ‘impressive’ team at JMW Solicitors LLP is ‘an excellent choice for commercial litigation’. It handles a broad range of commercial disputes with specialist expertise in construction, financial services, contentious probate, sport and e-commerce sector disputes. The team successfully acted for the claimants in a widely publicised High Court group litigation case against WM Morrison Supermarkets, arising from the leak of payroll information in 2014. Other key highlights included representing businessman Philip Barton in several interconnected cases emanating from a feud between two successful entrepreneurs, and representing Arena Plaza Jersey in a claim relating to an investment made into a $360m development in Hungary against a management company and fund resident in Jersey. Acorn Polymers and Addison Projects are also clients. Among the team, Mark Jones is ‘brave and commercial in his advice’, Michael Kennedy is ‘relentless with the opposition but also has very smooth client skills’, Nick McAleenan is ‘first-rate’ and Graham Small specialises in contractual disputes, commercial fraud, professional negligence claims. Alison Parry is also recommended, as are senior associates +Richard Glover and +Claire Brown. The ‘fantastic’ Marc Yaffe leads the team and is noted for his sports sector experience. Andrew Farrell joined Prosperity Law LLP in 2018.

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