September 5, 2023

Jones Myers recommended by peers for UK ‘Best Lawyers’      

Powerful recommendations from our peers have resulted in our award-winning, niche family lawyers’ inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.  

Director and Managing Partner, Richard Peaker, applauded as an “outstanding matrimonial finance practitioner” by the Legal 500 guide – which is also based on peer and client testimonials – features for the 15th consecutive year.

An expert in complex financial disputes, Richard heads our Financial Remedies Department which the guide hails as “The Leading matrimonial finance firm in Yorkshire, with outstanding individuals and strength in depth”.

The Department is regularly instructed for multi- jurisdictional proceedings/cases involving complex corporate and (often offshore) trust structures. Our clients include business owners, landowners, farmers and parties with substantial family Trusts – both  shore and offshore.

Partner Kate Banerjee an acknowledged leader in Children’s Law, who is described as a “Rolls-Royce among practitioners,” (Legal 500 2023) keeps her listing for the second year running.

Named ‘”Private Client Lawyer of the Year” in the 2023 Northern Powerhouse Awards, Kate heads the Children’s Department whose 12-stong team succeeds with the most complex cases and is at the forefront of new areas of law including deprivation of a child’s liberty.

The Team consistently achieves a consistently high success rate in international child abduction matters across both Hague and Non-Hague countries.

Said Richard: “Our inclusion among the Best UK Lawyers reflects our reputation as a respected leader in our field on a regional, national, and international level.

“It is also testament to the wider team’s extensive expertise and underpins Jones Myers standing as a top-ranking, niche family law practice which has maintained its number 1 position in the legal guides for over two decades.”

The accolade coincides with Jones Myers being named a finalist in the coveted 2023 Yorkshire Legal Awards which has broken all records for the number of firms entering and the volume of submissions received.

We have been shortlisted in the Family Law category where  judges are looking for evidence including dedication to clients, cases which reflect the team’s expertise, third-party recognition – and giving back to the community.

Yorkshire Legal is hosting an awards ceremony to celebrate the successes and achievements of the Yorkshire law community on October 5th at New Dock Hall, Leeds. .

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