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Jones Myers lawyers are acknowledged leaders in their fields

A guide that ranks the UK’s top family law firms has acknowledged Jones Myers’ reputation for excellence for the second year running. Jones Myers is the only family law practice in Yorkshire to feature in Tier 2 of the eprivate Top Family Law Firms guide which recognises and promotes best practice in the sector.

Just 52 family law firms – the majority of which are based in London – feature in the publication which is renowned as the definitive guide featuring leading providers of advice in key areas such as divorce, pre and post nups and child protection. The prominent listing, which is determined after a comprehensive survey of the firm’s expertise, follows Jones Myers recent expansion to York with the opening of an office in St Martin’s Lane and a three strong team whose combined experience in family law exceeds six decades. Heading the team is partner Nicki Mitchell, who became the first collaborative family lawyer in York in 2005. Nicki specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and particularly complex cases involving family businesses, multiple properties – and complicated pension arrangements. Associate solicitor Samantha Gunnell, also a collaborative family lawyer, has a strong track record in matters including financial settlements, cohabitation and pre and post nuptial agreements. Lynne Richards, an experienced legal assistant, supports the team. Jones Myers has also expanded its Harrogate office this year with the appointment of senior family law solicitor Rachel Baul whose extensive expertise includes high net worth financial cases involving business and trust assets in the UK and overseas. Regularly representing sports professionals and members of the medical profession, Rachel is also adept in cases involving farming and agricultural assets in marriage and relationship breakdown. Consistently retaining top tier regional rankings in Chambers and Legal 500, Jones Myers has been acknowledged as an outstanding niche family law practice for over two decades. Founder Peter Jones said: “2019 is a formative year in the firm’s expansion and we’re delighted to be recognised among the UK’s best family law firms for the second successive year. Our reputation attracts lawyers who are leaders in their field and who share our values.” For queries on family law and children related issues, call our Leeds office on 0113 246 0055, our Harrogate office on 01423 276104 or our York office on 01904 202550. Visit www.jonesmyers.co.uk, email info@jonesmyers.co.uk or tweet us @helpwithdivorce

The latest milestone for our specialist family law firm sees the launch of an office in York and a trio of appointments which include a partner with 25 years’ experience in family law.

Consistently retaining top tier regional rankings in Chambers and Legal 500 our firm, which also has offices in Leeds and Harrogate, has been acknowledged as an outstanding niche family law practice for over two decades. (more…)

Our Leeds and Harrogate niche family law firm has appointed a highly experienced family law solicitor to join our growing Harrogate team.

Rachel Baul’s specialisms include high net worth financial cases involving business and trust assets in the UK and overseas. (more…)

Jones Myers appears regularly in the media where we comment on issues and provide advice on key areas of family law including divorce and separation, children matters, finances and pre and post-nuptial agreements.  

This week our solicitor, Elizabeth Bell, appeared in the Yorkshire Post’s ‘Legal Matters’ feature where she reinforced the urgent need to modernise the current cohabitation laws. The profile appears in full below.      (more…)

This week sees the second reading of a bill which, if passed, would enable opposite sex couples to enter a civil partnership.

Since 2004 only same-sex couples in the United Kingdom could be in a civil partnership which gives them the same rights, responsibilities and entitlements as married couples in key areas. (more…)

By Peter Jones, founder

While not wishing to deflate buoyant reports on how divorce rates for newlyweds and couples who’ve been married for five years have plummeted – the drop, while welcome, is also attributable to fewer people tying the knot.

What does concern me is that non-married partners account for half of the breakups amongst cohabiting couples – with numbers further increasing among those who are less well off. (more…)

Jones Myers is hosting an informal presentation at our Harrogate office which will give insights into family relationships and key areas involving relationship breakdowns.

The lunch time event on July 24th from 12.30pm-1.10pm at Windsor House, Cornwall Road will highlight what legal entitlements, if any, exist for couples who live together. It will explain how cohabiting couple families, who remain the fastest growing relationship, can protect themselves with Cohabitation Agreements. (more…)

A recent survey, which reported that cohabiting couples mistakenly believe they would automatically have rights to their partner’s pension on their death, reinforces the misunderstanding and confusion which still prevails.

Most pension companies will not pay out to cohabiting partners upon death – particularly occupational schemes. However there are some limited circumstances where the pension arrangement, with the agreement of the partner, can make a provision. (more…)

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By Liz Bell, solicitor

Following on from our earlier blog, which highlighted how a high percentage of cohabiting couples wrongly believe that they have legal protection when their relationship breaks down, we answer more of your most commonly asked questions.

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It’s celebration time as we mark 25 years as a niche family law practice which continues to go from strength to strength.

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