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1 BYROM PLACE, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 402 0001
Fax:
Fax 0161 828 1827
DX:
14732 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.jmw.co.uk

Mark Jones

Tel:
Work 0161 828 1961
Email:
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner in Commercial Litigation department.  Heads up a team of 30+ lawyers and support staff dealing with all areas of commercial litigation, including specialists in construction and property related matters.

Career

Qualified 1987
Calderdale MBC – 1987 – 1991 
-  Head of Litigation

Field Cunningham – 1991 – 1996 – member of Litigation team

Boote Edgar Esterkin  1997 – 2004 - member of litigation team

George Davis LLP  2004 - 2009  - Acting Head of Litigation

Goodman Harvey LLP  2009 – 2012 – Head of Litigation

JMW Solicitors, Partner  – 2012 - present

Education

Oulderhill High School and MMU


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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