June 25, 2020

Jones Myers features in Best Lawyers listing for 12th consecutive year

Our expertise and commitment to excellence have been acknowledged in the Best Lawyers listing for the 12th consecutive year.

Of the seven family law firms listed in Leeds, Jones Myers is proud and delighted to be the only practice to have three of our highly experienced lawyers included. They are partner and director Richard Peaker, founder Peter Jones and collaborative law expert, Norman Taylor. 

Our trio of experts have been deemed worthy of a listing by their peers – leading lawyers who give their opinion on the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Here’s an insight into their expertise.  

Richard Peaker

Richard has vast experience in divorce and separation cases and is an expert in complex financial disputes.

A specialist in high net worth cases, he acts for a wide range of clients who include businesses owners, shareholders, lawyers, accountants and other high end professionals. His experience also includes cases involving farming and rural communities.

Richard’s tenacious approach with difficult divorce cases – often involving family owned businesses and trusts – entails working closely with financial experts.

His national reputation as a pragmatic, tactical and committed lawyer precedes him and he is regularly recommended by clients, barristers and independent financial advisors.

Peter Jones  

Peter Jones, one of the UK’s leading divorce lawyers, founded Jones Myers in 1992 as the first specialist practice of its kind in Leeds.

Peter has extensive experience at the highest level in all aspects of divorce and financial disputes and advises clients both regionally and nationally.

A former Deputy District Judge and an ex national chairman of Resolution, Peter chairs Resolution’s national Specialist Accreditation Committee.

He was also among the country’s first Arbitrators qualified to arbitrate on financial and property disputes and the break-up of civil partnerships or disputes between cohabitating couples whose relationships have ended.

Peter’s recognised combination of sensitivity and professionalism are the principles upon which he founded the firm and remain central to his approach today.

Norman Taylor

with over four decades of experience relating to financial issues arising from family and relationship breakdown, Norman has extensive experience in medium to high value cases.

Norman is respected nationally and locally as an enthusiastic advocate of non-confrontational, solution-based resolution of family issues.

Norman is respected nationally and locally as an enthusiastic advocate of non-confrontational, solution-based resolution of family issues.

Recognised for his work in promoting, developing and championing collaborative law in Yorkshire, Norman is a Lecturer in collaborative law and mentors students at Leeds Beckett University.   

For queries on divorce or any aspect of family law, 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