October 23, 2020

Chambers awards Jones Myers top ranking for another year

We’re delighted to share the news that our niche family law firm has retained our joint Tier 1 ranking in the prestigious Chambers UK 2021 guide which acknowledges the excellence of our family lawyers.  

The guide applauds how our expertise in dealing with financial remedy nuptial cases adds depth to our practice – and how well versed we are in cases involving shareholder issues, property portfolios and complex pension schemes.

It also emphasises the ability of our dedicated family team to handle complicated children cases, including abuse allegations and forced marriage proceedings.

The guide, which covers the areas of Leeds, Bradford and surrounding areas, quotes an interviewee who says: “They are very well thought of and have very good practitioners.”

Our notable practitioners included in Chambers UK are:

Partner Kate Banerjee described as “brilliant and goes the extra mile,” according to interviewees. The head of our Children Department, Kate handles a wide range of child law matters, including care proceedings, residence disputes and international abduction cases.

Partner Nicki Mitchell – who the guide praises for her expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (processes which avoid going to court) and collaborative law.  Nicki often advises on matrimonial finance disputes concerning high-value assets and pension arrangements.

The guide says founder Peter Jones is “revered in the industry” for his extensive knowledge and experience advising on financial remedy proceedings.

Partner and director Richard Peaker is well known in the market for advising on high-value matrimonial finance disputes. Chambers UK says he often advises landowners and high-earning professionals on both divorce and cohabitation matters.

Partner Sarah Dickinson frequently – who acts on high-value financial disputes, often involving complex business structures, trusts and offshore assets – is also praised.

The announcement comes just three weeks after we also retained our Legal 500 joint top ranking for over two decades.

Also applauding our extensive expertise, Legal 500 highlighted our expansion with the opening of our York office in mid 2019 and the appointment of partner Nicki Mitchell.

More of our lawyers – whose expertise jointly combines almost 300 years’ legal experience – are named as leading individuals year-on-year in both the Legal 500 and Chambers guides compared to any other family law specialist in Yorkshire.

The only family law practice in Leeds with our own specialist in-house counsel, we also have extensive expertise in the alternative dispute resolution processes of Mediation, Collaborative Law and Arbitration – which avoid a lengthy court process and can lead much more quickly and cost effectively to a successful resolution.

For queries on divorce or family law related issues, call us at Leeds on 0113 246 0055, Harrogate on 01423 276104, or York on 01904 202550. Visit jm2023.jonesmyers.co.uk, email info@jonesmyers.co.uk or tweet us @helpwithdivorce