Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner of full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP, last night won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th annual Manchester Legal Awards.
The awards dinner which took place at The Midland Hotel is organised by the Manchester Law Society and was attended by over 600 guests.
JMW also won in the innovation category with Barn Door UK, an online platform which supports the welfare of professional athletes and commercial businesses. The platform already connects 60 businesses and 110 athletes including footballers, boxers, Pro-golfers and Olympians. This has produced instructions for JMW.
Joy joined JMW in 2010, in the role of Senior Partner, to assist with the continuing development of the firm. She had previously presided over the impressive growth of Pannone LLP as Managing Partner as well as Senior Partner. Joy surprised the market by taking a role with JMW in September 2010 and since then has been instrumental in the continued growth of the firm. Revenue has increased from £10m to a record £23m over the last 5 years with Joy playing a pivotal role in many key appointments at the firm.
Commenting on her award, Joy Kingsley, said;
“I am surprised and honoured to receive this most prestigious award. I have been extremely lucky to work with so many talented and committed people over the years. I am delighted that this award recognises the hard work we have put into growing JMW over recent years, increasing the turnover and staff numbers significantly and making us the law firm of choice in Manchester. The Manchester legal scene is extremely strong so to receive this outstanding achievement award is a great honour.”
Remarking on Joy’s achievement, Paul Walker, Managing Partner at JMW said:
“All the Partners and staff at JMW recognise Joy’s great talent. We are delighted that the Manchester legal community supports our view by choosing Joy as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.”
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