October 30, 2018

Jones Myers retains top Legal 500 family law ranking for over two decades


We’ve retained our joint Top Tier position in the Legal 500 guide for over two decades with the latest edition applauding our firm as a ‘well known and strong family law practice’.

Reinforcing our unique ethos, approach and expertise, Legal 500 UK 2018-2019 describes us as ‘strong in handling both complex divorce proceedings and children related matters, including those with international elements.’

Partner Richard Peaker who heads our Financial Remedies department is again acknowledged as a Leading Individual.

The department specialises in representing high net worth individuals in divorce proceedings which often involve trusts and corporate structures and is regularly instructed in multi-jurisdictional proceedings. The team of highly skilled lawyers include partner, Sarah Dickinson, who is praised as ‘confident and competent’.

The guide also recommends partner Kate Banerjee who heads our internationally renowned Children Team as having ‘excellent knowledge, and highlights how she is praised for ‘more than going the extra mile‘ for her clients.

Leading the way in international child abduction, the department specialises in residence and contact disputes, care proceedings, adoption, special guardianship, relocation and public law cases, attracting complex and varied casework in the UK and overseas.

The rankings, which are based on client interviews and evidence, are awarded for the area covering Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

The guide also recommends our ‘very strong‘ contentious trusts and probate team, boasting ‘good experience‘ and ‘a practical and commercial approach’.

With offices in Leeds, Harrogate and North London, 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.

This month marks the first anniversary of our expansion to our busy Harrogate office from where we serve our growing number of North Yorkshire clients.

The only family law practice in Leeds with our own specialist in-house counsel, our lawyers jointly combine 250 years’ legal experience.

Every case is unique and we combine our collective knowledge and skills with an empathic, pragmatic and professional approach, tailored to individual needs.

For more information about divorce, children’s issues or any aspect of family law, call Jones Myers at our Leeds office on 0113 246 0055, our Harrogate office on 01423 276104, visit jm2023.jonesmyers.co.uk, email info@jonesmyers.co.uk or tweet us @helpwithdivorce