About JMP Solicitors

As a multi-service law firm, we’ve successfully represented thousands of individual and commercial clients since 2000.

Established in 2000 by Ian Howard and Yvonne Carratt our rapid growth initiated a move into purpose built headquarters in Grantham in 2003, attracting a number of key lawyers from other firms throughout the midlands.

At the heart of our ethos and success is a client focussed and service orientated approach. We combine legal expertise with a supportive approach and pride ourselves on our ability to communicate effectively with all of our clients, so you can be sure that you will have our complete understanding, attention and commitment throughout your claim. Perhaps uniquely, we can also assure our clients that all of our cases have high or total involvement of at least one of our senior solicitors or directors.

In addition to a comprehensive office-based service, we are able to visit clients at locations convenient to you. We even offer a Caseview system where the progress of your legal matter can be tracked online.

The firm is committed to corporate social responsibility and investing back into the communities in which it provides legal services and for a number of years sponsored sport and cultural organisations including the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham the Gravity Fields Festival and DNF U10 football team based in West Bridgford.

JMP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and holds a number of accreditations in specific areas of law as well the investors in people accreditation and the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’ award presented to the firm in 2015 by the judges of the Grantham Business Awards. We were awarded the Law Society’s top quality mark for excellence – Lexcel – held by only 11% of law firms in England and Wales.

Since 2015 we have been recognised as a ‘Leading Firm’ by Legal 500. The latest guide – Legal 500 2019 directory describes us giving a “fantastic service”.

In October 2015 Chambers and Partners released their 2016 guide to legal services listing the firm as a Band 1 provider of personal injury services in the Midlands.

“They are good, well prepared and clearly on top of the issues”

“They spend a lot of time with clients and strive to get the best settlement”


Our Awards and Accreditations

Legal Practice Quality Mark

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. It provides a flexible, supportive management framework to help practices develop consistent operational efficiencies and client services, manage risk effectively, reduce costs and promote profitability.

Only 11% of the 5,500 law practices in England and Wales have achieved this accreditation.

Lexcel sets the required Standard in seven different areas: structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management. Lexcel scheme rules outline the design, principles and governance processes of the scheme.

JMP Solicitors passed this standard on the first application in June 2017 and were awarded the mark with no non-compliances noted. We passed the onsite re-assessment in July 2018 with flying colours.

Apil Accredited Practice Logo

JMP Solicitors has firm wide membership status. Managing Director Ian Howard is recognised as a Senior Litigator and solicitor Neil McKinley was one of the first members of the scheme when it was established in 1990 and was honoured with Fellowship in Autumn 2017.

The law society Conveyancing Quality accreditation

The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility for firms with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers.

The CQS is designed for practices that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that offer residential conveyancing.

Practices applying for accreditation must demonstrate compliance with the CQS protocol and, where necessary, amend existing policies or draft new ones to meet the requirements.

The legal 500

The UK Legal 500 2019
East Midlands: Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence: Claimant: Band 3

They say:
” JMP Solicitors provides a ‘fantastic service’ in a broad range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases, ranging from industrial disease, public and occupier’s liability to road traffic accidents. Managing director Ian Howard also specialises in accidents at work and fatal injuries, while senior associate Christine Bowerman is an expert in cases involving serious groin and head injuries as well as in claims arising from misdiagnosis or cancer and negligent dental care.”