Jones Myers named premier niche family law firm in esteemed legal guide

30 September 2021 | Written by Jones Myers

Our niche family law firm has again punched above our weight in the latest Legal 500 rankings which applauds Jones Myers as “the county’s premier niche practice law firm”.

We are the only family law practice with a York office in the 2022 top tier Yorkshire firms in the esteemed 2022 guide which covers Leeds, West Yorkshire, and North Yorkshire.    

Praising our strong teamwork across all aspects of family law, Legal 500 highlights how Jones Myers offers realistic and achievable goals and competitive fees.

It also outlines how we adapted to the challenges presented during the pandemic, “offering face to face activity within the social distancing rules but also adapting technology to ensure a superb quality of service”.

Described as the leading specialist firm in Leeds in financial remedy, our Department is headed by Director and Partner, Richard Peaker, who is named as a Leading Individual along with Partner Kate Banerjee who leads our internationally acclaimed Children’s Department.

Kate is praised as a “Rolls-Royce among practitioners” and “a first-class operator” who is “technically superb with an instant knowledge of the law. You feel she is always fighting the client’s corner, but she also delivers pragmatic, accurate advice in managing expectations.”

Partner Nicki Mitchell  a mediator and collaborative family lawyer who heads our York office, is named as a key member who is known throughout York for her specialism in matrimonial finance and for offering top rate advice, support and value.

The guide describes Nicki as “a collaborative lawyer who has a genuine interest in helping clients and is excellent in her communication skills and has a natural empathy towards clients who are experiencing an often difficult and contentious period in their lives.”

Another named key member is Senior Solicitor Anthony Parrish from our Children’s Department who is “well organised and totally on top of the facts in a case and who deals with his key clients and other professionals in a case with absolute courtesy.”

Highlighting how our clients include senior members of the medical profession, partners in legal practices and small and medium sized enterprises, the publication also stresses our strong track record in the farming sector and in dealing with onshore and offshore trusts.

Says Nicki Mitchell: “We are extremely proud with this recognition as a premier niche family law practice which rose to the pandemic challenges to continue delivering an outstanding service to our clients. The ranking also reflects our team’s extensive expertise across all areas of family law.”

Retaining our joint Tier 1 position in the guide for over two decades, Jones Myers was founded by leading divorce lawyer Peter Jones and celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. 

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, email or tweet us @helpwithdivorce

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