Number 1 personal injury firm in Northern Ireland
JMK Solicitors have continued to hold their position as Northern Ireland’s Number 1 personal injury firm, marking their eighth consecutive year in the prestigious top spot. JMK were instructed by almost treble the number of clients than the next solicitors practice providing personal injury claims services, despite the reduced volume of traffic on the roads in 2021 due to the pandemic.
JMK were instructed in 1,514 cases last year according to recent figures obtained from the Compensation Recovery Unit, a division of the Department for Communities. These measures appear to show the recognition by the innocent victims of accidents that JMK Solicitors are committed to achieving the best outcome for their clients.
The legal practice has branches in both Belfast and Newry with a third branch due to open in Derry/Londonderry in Summer 2022. Their long-term investment in technology means they are also able to provide services remotely to clients in any part of Northern Ireland.
Managing Director, Maurece Hutchinson, said “Every year, our staff go above and beyond for our clients, ensuring that our Core Values are part of all our processes and that we achieve the best possible outcome for those who have instructed us to resolve their case. We believe that the fact that JMK Solicitors have spent an eighth consecutive year at Number 1 is a direct result of our dedication to client care.”
JMK Solicitors’ commitment to their clients has led to their seeking and attaining the Lexcel accreditation for several years, a Quality Mark for the legal profession administered by the Law Society which recognises firms that achieve excellence in legal practice management and client care.
During the 2021 Lexcel assessment, JMK Solicitors were praised for the consistent investment in client care and technology with the bespoke JMK App, used by over 1500 clients, as well as the JMK Court Guide, which was highlighted as, “an excellent way of putting clients at ease.”
Praising the leading law firm’s response to COVID-19 as “of particular note”, the assessors commended the firm’s investment for “expanding its employee base despite other challenges.”
Four day working week
Speaking about JMK Solicitors’ widely publicised workweek reduction from 37.5 hours to 30 hours, effectively a four day week with no reduction in pay, the assessors concluded that the reduction in work hours without compromising output, performance or remuneration was “ now well established” and “nothing short of an amazing achievement.”
99% client recommendation
Maurece Hutchinson said, “We pride ourselves in putting our clients first and we strive to do our absolute best for them, which is reflected by the fact that 99% of our clients would recommend us. Our status as the number 1 personal injury law firm, along with our Lexcel accreditation gives prospective clients the assurance and confidence that they are dealing with a reputable firm that works above the recognised standards of excellence in legal practice and client care.”
JMK Solicitors is a practice that is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The UK-wide association has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years and has grown to become the leading, most respected organisation in this field. The JMK team includes Andrew Moore, Sinead Toal and Una O’Neill, who are accredited by APIL as Senior Litigators and Maurece Hutchinson who received the Fellow accreditation in 2019.
JMK Solicitors are Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Personal Injury Specialists. With a team of over 80 people including a team of personal injury experts, we assist clients all over Northern Ireland. If you have suffered a personal injury, been in a road traffic accident, had an accident at work or suffered a medical accident, contact our team for a free consultation.