November 5, 2018

Double celebration with Chambers and Legal 500 Top Tier rankings

Jones Myers is marking a double milestone as we retain our joint number 1 rankings in Chambers and The Legal 500 guides for over two decades.

Chambers says clients praise our family law team’s “exemplary professional standards, prompt response time and transparency throughout,” in addition to our “well-balanced approach to all proceedings.”Describing us as a dedicated family law firm with a number of collaborative experts as well as an in-house barrister and a former deputy judge, the guide says we are particularly noted for our ability to handle complicated children cases.

It also outlines how our expertise in dealing with financial remedy nuptial cases adds depth to our practice which is ‘well versed in cases involving shareholder issues, property portfolios and complex pension schemes.’

Richard Peaker, who heads our Financial Remedies department founder Peter Jones and Kate Banerjee who leads our internationally renowned Children Team are Notable Practitioners.

The guide says: The “phenomenal” Richard Peaker mostly acts on high net worth cases, with expertise in those involving trust or corporate structures. Sources confirm: “He is measured, experienced and capable of dealing with cases with a high level of complexity. He is excellent.”    

The “very well-known and respected” Peter Jones is lauded as ‘hugely experienced in acting for high net worth clients on divorce proceedings cases. His practice includes advice on complex business valuation and shareholding issues.’

Kate Banerjee is “Very much the leading child law expert in Leeds” report interviewees, who further praise her “fantastic manner with clients.”

Our clients’ fantastic feedback includes the following endorsement: “I was impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of everyone from the receptionist to the people dealing with the accounts. Everyone is happy to explain things and not make you feel silly for asking.”

Clients also value the approach of ‘highly experienced’ collaborative law specialist Norman Taylor, with Chambers noting: “He has a very calm nature and ability to handle sensitive and difficult subjects with kindness and empathy.”

Earlier this week Legal 500 awarded us top ranking as a “well known and strong family law practice”’ which is “strong in handling both complex divorce proceedings and children related matters, including those with international elements.”

Richard Peaker is again acknowledged as a Leading Individual and Kate Banerjee and Sarah Dickinson are also recommended.

The rankings cover Leeds, West Yorkshire, Bradford and surrounding areas and North Yorkshire.

With offices in Leeds, Harrogate and North London, we are lawyers who strive for solutions to problems, advising on options which can avoid conflict and unnecessary costs.

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