At JWP Solicitors each of our lawyers is a specialist in their field. Everyone working on your case is a qualified solicitor so you can have confidence that your case is being dealt with in a highly professional manner.

Formed in 2000, JWP Solicitors has quickly established itself as a provider of premium legal services. Our head office is based in a former wool staplers. The building has been completely refurbished, affording a spacious, relaxing and calm environment for the benefit of both clients and members of staff alike.

Our offices became the first Solicitors Practice on Cheapside which is now renowned as being the place to find solicitors and other professional practices in Wakefield. As our reputation for quality continues to grow we have expanded and opened offices in both Pontefract, and most recently in Leeds.

Serviced Areas

  • Yorkshire

Contact Details

  City Wakefield
  Postcode WF1 2SD
  Address 9 Cheapside
  Phone Number 01924 387171

Products & Services

Wills & Probate

If you die without a Will, the assets that you leave will pass to your next of kin according to rules laid down by law. If you make a Will you can decide who should benefit from your estate, make arrangements for your children, and appoint Executors who will be responsible for making sure that your wishes are carried out.

Making a Will is one of the most important decisions you make in your lifetime. By making a Will you can ensure that your financial affairs can be administered with the minimum amount of distress and anxiety to your loved ones.

Criminal defence

All of our specialist Criminal Defence solicitors have been awarded the Criminal Litigation Accreditation and are members of the Duty Solicitor Scheme. Our team includes Higher Court Advocates who regularly appear before the Crown Court for clients charged with the most serious of offences.

Whatever charges you face, from murder and rape, to robbery and manslaughter, we are experienced in providing a quality service throughout your case.

Personal Injury

JWP Solicitors are experienced in dealing with a wide range of matters relating to Personal Injury law and know how important your case is to you.

Our highly respected team will deal with you as an individual, not just a number. You can be assured that your case will be dealt with by the same specialist solicitor throughout who you can contact at any time. If you have difficulty getting to our offices we can arrange to visit you at home.


The breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership can be a difficult and upsetting time. Our solicitors will provide you with advice in a clear, concise but also understanding manner.


Disagreements concerning arrangements for children can present parents, children, grandparents and other family members with very difficult situations and decisions. All of our family solicitors have experience of advising on a vast range of issues that can arise.

Customer Testimonials

Your solicitor was a decent bloke who took the time to listen and advise

I have already recommended you to others. I was very impressed.

Social Activity

Yorkshire law Awards
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Merry Christmas from all of us here at JWP. We wish you a very Happy Christmas & joyous New Year! 🎉 Although our offices are closed until Wednesday 2nd January, the phones will be on. For all Emergencies call us anytime 24/7 🌞🌛on: ☎️ Criminal
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For those of you who don't know him, meet Gareth Long. He is one of our Partners here at JWP and the Head of our highly successful Family Department. Although he is highly experienced in all aspects of Family Law, Divorce is his particular area of expertise.
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We want to make Christmas better for every girl and boy. And, as it is the season of Goodwill, we have dedicated our festive fundraiser to Barnardo’s: Wakefield CAPS - Children’s Advocacy. This fantastic local charity works relentlessly throughout
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Our family Law specialist Delia and her work with Dovetail Divorce Solutions has been picked up by Bradfordian. Check out what she has to say here.
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It’s over 50 years since the breathalyser was introduced in the UK. And on average a whopping 85,000 lose their licence each year because they’re caught driving over the limit. Whether it's an accident the 'morning after' or not it makes no difference,
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From Our Website

Our team includes members of the Law Society Children and Family panel, Resolution, and the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme. Three of our solicitors are Higher Courts Advocates and two of our solicitors are fluent speakers of Urdu and Punjabi with one also fluent in Hindi. John qualified in 1986, becoming a partner in a West Yorkshire practice in 1991, and was instrumental in establishing JWP in 2000, since when the firm has quadrupled in size. John is a member of the Law Society Children Panel having amassed vast experience in Child Care Law.