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JMW Solicitors is well regarded in the Manchester market for its private client offering. One interviewee notes that "they are very knowledgeable and clearly technically very strong, but they also have an ability to be able to explain complicated matters in a manner that clients can easily understand. They have a real strength in terms of looking at the wider picture and not just the narrow area they might be asked to advise upon."
A commentator says: "Their staff have a wide breadth of knowledge and their communication skills are so good." Another source agrees, saying that "the individuals I have worked with have been excellent and provide a very capable service. They have been thorough, organised and responsive, and they get good results for their clients."
Alison Parry heads the firm's wills and trusts disputes team. "Alison was fabulous. We were so lucky to get somebody as genuine as her who made me feel safe in what we were doing at a really difficult time in our lives," says one source. Another describes her as "pleasant, prompt and knowledgeable," and adds: "Her knowledge and advice have been invaluable."
Joe Cobb is well regarded in the market for both contentious and non-contentious trust and estates matters. "He is very bright and capable. He is a good lawyer and he will do a good job," reports one of his peers. Another interviewee says: "He is technically sound, very hard-working and very personable. He is an excellent individual. He always puts the client at ease and his service delivery is very good."
Tasnim Khalid leads the firm's wills, trusts and estate planning team. Sources note her expertise in Islamic estate planning, with one of her peers saying: "She has a niche for Shari'a compliance law - I think she has real expertise in this area." One source comments: "Tasnim has a very strong knowledge of all areas regarding estate planning and the financial implications involved." Another peer remarks: "Tasnim is very sociable, she is a personable lawyer. She is really good at chatting to clients and finding out what the issues are."