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JMW Solicitors LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Strong local team attracting serious brain and spinal injury cases from across the country, owing to its large team of highly regarded clinical negligence specialists. Handles major obstetric and neonatal negligence cases in which babies have been left with cerebral palsy and severe brain damage. Demonstrates further experience with failure to diagnose cases, including cauda equina syndrome. Also acts on amputation claims and negligently performed surgery cases.

Strengths

A source remarks: "JMW Solicitors are an impressive firm who provide a good service and have expertise in clinical negligence."

Commentators highlight that "they have a strong team dynamic."

Notable practitioners

Angharad Hughes is well equipped to deal with cases involving brain injuries during birth, cauda equina syndrome claims and matters arising from diagnostic errors.
"She has a strong handle on the strengths of her case and gives a first-class service to her clients." "Angharad Hughes is clearly an excellent solicitor; her knowledge and expertise in medical negligence are clearly evident."

Eddie Jones has extensive experience acting on high-value birth, brain and spinal injury claims, including cauda equina syndrome cases.
"Eddie Jones is very professional, efficient and approachable." "He's very experienced, very dedicated to the client and very alive to difficulties of the case - extremely good."

Mark Havenhand is experienced in surgical negligence, gynaecological claims and GP cases. He regularly handles cases brought against NHS trusts as well as private healthcare providers.

Melissa Gardner is able to handle matters arising from birth injuries resulting in catastrophic brain damage, as well as cases related to neonatal negligence. She has additional experience relating to spinal cord injuries due to delays in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.
"Very caring to the client and very good tactically."

Sally Leonards frequently assists with high-value cerebral palsy birth injuries, as well as highly complex claims related to cauda equina syndrome.
"Sally Leonards is a fighter and clients love her - a really focused lawyer."

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Overview

The JMW clinical negligence team was established more than 20 years ago and specialises in catastrophic injury claims, particularly brain and spinal injuries. However, we are able to handle the full spectrum of claims arising from poor care in hospitals, GP surgeries or other healthcare setting. 

Led by leading clinical solicitor Eddie Jones, we have a strong reputation for delivering outstanding results alongside excellent client care. Our team comprises of six partners based out of our Manchester office, but serving clients nationwide, and one partner based in our London office. It also includes numerous associates and junior solicitors. 

We have successfully settled thousands of cases, including obtaining settlements of £26 million and two of £25 million for children who suffered brain damage at birth. We have also recovered £9.3 million for a client who suffered negligent treatment of cauda equina syndrome, an injury we have particular expertise in. 

We have strong links with charities and support services who can provide additional help to our clients. As a full service law firm we are able to provide advice from experts in other departments on areas such as the Court of Protection, wills, trusts and estate planning, employment and family law.

Careful guidance is provided on funding arrangements. We are able to offer no win, no fee agreements and we also have a Legal Aid contract and can offer this in the limited cases where this remains available. 

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP

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Location

1 Byrom Place

Spinningfields

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M3 3HG

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Angharad Hughes
Up and Coming
Eddie Jones
Star Individuals
Mark Havenhand
Band 3
Melissa Gardner
Band 3
Sally Leonards
Band 2