September 30, 2019

Jones Myers reputation for excellence acknowledged in top tier ranking

Jones Myers has retained its joint top tier position in the latest Legal 500 UK Guide which praises the firm’s ‘excellent reputation for handling some very sensitive issues such as matrimonial and child protection in a very careful and empathetic manner.’

The niche family law practice, which has offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York, has maintained the number 1 accolade for the areas of Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire for over two decades.

Richard Peaker – head of the Financial Remedies Department – is again named as a Leading Individual. He specialises in high net worth cases and complex financial disputes, often involving family owned businesses and trusts.  

Also hailed as a Leading Individual is Kate Banerjee, head of the internationally renowned Children Team, who is described as ‘a force to be reckoned with’.

Legal 500 praises Kate and fellow partner, Sarah Dickinson, who has extensive expertise in dealing with complex financial disputes and international jurisdiction cases, as ‘superb’.

Jones Myers ‘in house’ counsel Andrew Fox, a collaboratively trained lawyer with an impressive record of dealing with complex children cases along with trust related matters and offshore jurisdictions, is applauded as ‘being firm but fair and getting to the heart of a problem efficiently and with excellent judgement.’

Also lauded as a key lawyer is Jones Myers partner, Nicki Mitchell, who has 25 years’ experience in family law and heads the firm’s York office.

The rankings, which are based on client interviews and evidence, reflect the high esteem in which Legal 500 says the firm is held: ‘The practitioners’ experience in their respective fields is very clearly demonstrated in their dealings with other lawyers and it is clear they command the respect of their peers’.

Jones Myers was founded by Peter Jones – one of the country’s top divorce lawyers and a former national chair of Resolution – as the first specialist family law practice of its kind in Leeds.

Says Peter: “To remain joint number 1 in Legal 500 for excellence is family law is testimony to the firm’s ethos and to our outstanding lawyers who are leaders in their field.”

The honour follows the firm’s recent milestone expansion to York with a three-strong team and expansion of its Harrogate office.  

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