Mark Jones

Manchester, United Kingdom

4 Testimonials
4 Case studies
4 Articles


Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
JMW Solicitors LLP

Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation team. He joined the firm in June 2013 from Goodman Harvey LLP where he was the head  of litigation. Prior to that, he was the former acting head of litigation at George Davies LLP (Now Mills and Reeve).With over 25 years’ experience across a wide range of litigation matters but his niche specialisms are construction contract disputes, professional negligence claims and property litigation. His client base ranges from well known house builders and developers to high profile sporting celebrities, many who have instructed him for numerous years. In 2013 the Legal 500 described Mark as someone who “gets to the crux of the problem very quickly with the 2014 rankings commenting that Mark is a professional who "grasps the risk,rewards and commercial aspects of cases".

Previous Employment

Goodman Harvey LLP2008 - 2011

Head of Litigation

George Davis LLP  2003 - 2008

Acting Head of Litigation

Boote Edgar Esterkin1996 - 2003

Member of litigation team

Field Cunningham 1990 - 1995

Litigation team

Calderdale MBC 1986 - 2000

Head of litigation


Mark has practised in litigation in Manchester for over 20 years. He has advised companies of all sizes and nationally renowned names in areas of commerce, sport and entertainment. He has also acted for and against the Ministry of Justice and most recently has acted for a group of litigants seeking to overturn recent government judicial reforms. In addition he has acted successfully in landmark decisions coming before the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions. Such high profile cases involving areas such as contractual timings and damages flowing from breaches of contract and acts of negligence have led to him to giving advice to companies involved in international and cross-border disputes.

Mark worked in the public sector until 1990 and moved into a firm who principally acted for large international developers. Previously he was acting head of litigation at George Davis and joined his firm in 2013 as a partner when it merged with Goodman Harvey.


Mark has two grown up children and when he is not managing their transportation and finances he enjoys playing golf (handicap 3) and watching football and rugby


Oulder Hill High School

Secondary School

1977 - 1982


Chambers 2016 (client testimonial)

"Mark shows an ability to assess the commerciality of a situation very quickly and give a pragmatic approach to any problem. I trust his advice implicitly."

Chambers 2015

'receiving unanimous accolades from peers and clients for his pragmatic and commercial approach to litigation matters'. One client particularly appreciates that he 'treats every situation personally - he sees it as out problem, and that gives me great confidence'.

Legal 500 2014

'grasps the risk, rewards and commercial aspects of cases'

Legal 500 2013

'gets to the crux of the problem very quickly.'

Case Studies

Harry Yearsley Ltd –v- Secretary of State for Justice

Successfully defending an attempted strike out in a procurement case.


Please Hold (UK) Ltd –v- Neary & Others

Ex parte injunction to prevent the use of confidential information.

Seafood Holdings Ltd –v- My Fish Company & Others

Ex parte injunction to prevent the use of confidential information.

Breach of contract claim

Successful claim against a prominent premiership football club for breach of contract by a player.

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Associations & Memberships

Solicitors Regulation Authority - since 2016