Manchester law firm JMW has poached an entire team from one of its rivals. The 14-strong family team from DFW led by David Pickering with Elspeth Kinder and Beverley Jones has moved over. The appointments come on the back of the most successful year ever for JMW’s family team. David Pickering joins JMW from DWF where he was national head of the Family Law team for over 10 years. He joins JMW as head of the private client services which will include family law, wills, trusts and probate and Court of Protection.