September 6, 2022

Jones Myers Children’s Team in national awards line up

Niche family law firm, Jones Myers, is the only family law practice in Yorkshire to be shortlisted for a prestigious national accolade in the Family Law Awards.

The Children’s Department – which is nationally and internationally acclaimed in areas including international child abduction and overseas adoption – is a finalist in the Children Law Team of the Year category.   

The extensive expertise of the 12-strong team, which delivers every aspect of private and public children law, includes an in-house counsel with over three decades’ experience.

Jones Myers Partner, Kate Banerjee, said: “Well done to our team which always punches above its weight and whose commitment to always putting children’s best interests first is relentless.

“Being a finalist amongst predominantly London firms re-enforces our depth and breadth of expertise and ability to manage the most complex cases, an increasing number of which are referred to the High Court.”       

The team’s dedication to excellence includes membership of the Law Society Children Panel, the Advanced Family Law Panel, and the Child Abduction Panel. Additional qualifications include Higher Rights of Audience and Child Inclusive Mediation Accreditation.

Jones Myers has also retained its ‘Family Law Firm of the Year North’ title in the Family Law Awards across 2020-2022, with judges describing the practice as a ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

Jones Myers Managing Partner, Richard Peaker, said: “We are immensely proud to be the only Yorkshire family law firm shortlisted for the Children Law Team of the Year category.

“Our record of success with the most complex cases is due to our team’s tireless dedication to secure the best solutions for our clients. We also thank our referrers and partners for their support and wish good luck to all the finalists.”    

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 28 at The Park Plaza, Westminster.

Jones Myers has consistently retained its top tier rankings in legal guides for over two decades.

Operating out of offices in Leeds, Harrogate, and York, the firm marks its 30th anniversary this year.

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