JMW Solicitors LLP

We’re a full-service law firm providing legal services and advice for both businesses and individuals.
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JMW Solicitors LLP are an award-winning, full service law firm providing legal services and advice to both businesses and individuals with offices in Manchester, Liverpool and London.

It prides itself on talent-spotting, with a key part of its recruitment strategy rejecting old models of fitting new staff into a mould, instead investing in their particular skills and building a team around them. This approach, which creates a more dynamic, entrepreneurial culture, is behind its evolution into one of the fastest growing law firms in the country.

Communications have been key during the pandemic with continuing monthly partner meetings where best practice and performance is openly discussed with senior managers and regular departmental meetings covering similar areas.

With sparking ideas off colleagues a crucial part of the culture, offices have remained open to those who want to travel in when restrictions allow. The firm also purchased a new intranet platform to spread company news, updates, changes to working practices, safety measures and the financial position throughout the business.

Wellbeing of staff is important with 15 mental health first aiders trained to support staff at all grades at any time. Wellbeing workshops have been piloted to provide practical advice on staying healthy in the workplace, whether in-office or remotely.

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Leadership

88% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

During the Spring of 2020, when the impact of the pandemic on finances was unclear, the board and partners took a pay cut to secure cash flow and the continuing operation of the firm. This did not affect employees and furloughed workers had their wages topped up to 100%.

My Team

88% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

All new starters attend induction days where they meet their appointed “buddy” to help them integrate into the team. They are given a training plan and access to monthly “meet and greets” where they can put concerns to senior managers, either face to face or remotely.

Fair Deal

65% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

Staff were given an extra day off over the Christmas break to help recover from pandemic stresses and a £100 bonus to make up for the lack of festive in-house activities. All employees were further given a £50 shopping voucher in February as a gesture of thanks for hard work during the pandemic.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1978
Total number of employees
3
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
36% : 64%
Male : Female employee ratio
50%
Employees earning £35k+
9%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Maternity

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Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

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