Law firm takes on 14-member team from rival

Megan Christie-Copeland and Andrew Cusworth have joined JMW

JMW has taken on a 14-member Court of Protection team from Linder Myers, doubling its department strength.

The TUPE transfer brings 450 clients and a group led by partners Megan Christie-Copeland and Andrew Cusworth.

“This transfer makes our highly skilled Court of Protection department, one of the largest in the North West,” said Joy Kingsley, senior partner at JMW.

In June, JMW reported profits and revenues were up by around one-quarter, to £8m and £47m respectively. The latest recruits add further to the 550-strong firm, which is headquartered in Manchester and has offices in London and Liverpool – the latter home to its family law team which it took from DWF in 2018.

JMW’s Court of Protection team had been led by its founding partner Ged Wilson and Christie-Copeland will now head the department.

Paul Walker, managing partner at JMW, added: “JMW are very grateful to Ged Wilson a long standing partner in our Court of Protection team and one of JMW’s original partners for his hard work in leading JMW’s Court of Protection team to date.”