Law firm appoints new head of employment
Law firm JMW Solicitors has appointed a new head of employment.
Paul Chamberlain will join as head of the employment team and as an equity partner.
He joins from Brabners where he was head of the employment team in Manchester and had been at Brabners for almost 18 years.
Paul advises businesses in all areas of employment law but has significant experience in working with the recruitment industry in areas such as the agency workers’ regulations, TUPE, the Working Time Regulations and temporary worker status and is principal adviser to TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) and has been for over 20 years.
His clients include TEAM, REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), ALP (Association of Labour Providers), Staffline Plc and Ambitions Personnel Limited. Legal directory Chambers and Partners 2019 comments that Paul “Provides an excellent service”.
The Employment team at JMW already specialises in work in the recruitment sector and is a member of APSco, The Association of Professional Staffing Companies, and have recently joined TEAM, the UK’s largest independent recruiter’s network.
Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW said: “We are delighted we have been able to bring in Paul to spearhead our employment law team at JMW.
“He has a wealth of experience across all areas of employment law and the team are looking forward to working with Paul and his clients.”
Paul Chamberlain, the new head of employment at JMW commented: “I am very excited to be joining the employment team at JMW as they have a wealth of experience and a great reputation.
“It is very good that the employment team already have connections with key associations like APSco and TEAM who I have worked with for many year previously and I look forward to developing these and any other clients at JMW.”
JMW has 500 people in Manchester and has also announced 37 internal promotions from May from equity partners to associates.
Partner and head of Lawshare Stuart Cartwright joins the JMW Equity Board as an equity partner.
There are then five promotions to fixed share partner for Cara Nuttall (family), Evan Wright (business crime and regulation), Nick McAleenan (commercial litigation), Sarah Edwards (real estate residential) and Tasnim Khalid (private client).
There were also six promotions to salaried partner, ten to senior associate and 14 to associate.
Paul Walker, managing partner at JMW, said: “We are very pleased to announce our 37 internal promotions and this shows our commitment to promoting our best internal talent across the firm.
“The equity board are looking forward to being joined by Paul Chamberlain and Stuart Cartwright.”