May 14, 2020

How our remote working is effectively supporting our clients

As new Covid-19 lockdown measures come into effect, our committed teams at Jones Myers continue to support and advise our new and existing clients through these exceptional circumstances.

Robust contingency planning and nimble thinking ahead of the March 24 lockdown across the UK saw us swiftly move all our teams – including our secretarial staff – across our offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York to home working.

Unlike many firms in our sector, our teams remain working at full strength.   

Fast forward seven weeks and our systems, driven by robust, up-to-date technology, have had minimal impact on our clients regionally, nationally and internationally with whom we are communicating effectively.

Our highly experienced family lawyers are reacting quickly to provide clients with urgent legal advice whenever needed as we conduct court hearings and confidential consultations along with arbitration hearings and mediation remotely via Zoom and Skype.

Sustaining our regular internal communications, also carried out remotely, ensures clients continue to benefit from our extensive expertise as a niche family law firm which is consistently ranked in a joint Top Tier position by the Legal 500 and Chambers guides alongside national practices.

We understand that this crisis has turned everyone’s lives upside down and that people are more stressed and anxious and unaware of the options available to them when it comes to divorce.

Our lawyers, who are leaders in their field, are on hand to provide an initial free-of-charge consultation to correct misunderstandings and debunk myths over legal rights in divorce.

We are advising and reassuring our clients about exactly what is involved so they can think through the ramifications of divorce before making a decision. We can also refer them on to respected support organisations and marriage guidance counsellors.

Visit our blog which provides topical information and tips on key issues including child maintenance payments and family finances, concerns over child contact arrangements, advice for cohabitating couples and valuable resources for domestic abuse victims.

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. All the telephone numbers are redirected to our staff working remotely. Visit, email or tweet us @helpwithdivorce