October 13, 2017

Legal 500 recommends our niche family practice as ‘one of the best in the area’

Our standing as a leader in the field of family law is endorsed by the 2017 Legal 500 guide  which has once again awarded Jones Myers a joint Top Tier position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

The highly respected industry guide describes us as ‘a family practice that is one of the best in the area’ and attracts praise for our ‘sensible, expert, conciliatory advice that does what it says on the tin’.

Singled out for our track record in financial remedy cases, our partner Richard Peaker is acknowledged as a leading individual practitioner – the highest accolade the guide can bestow on a lawyer.

A specialist in high net worth cases, Richard acts for a wide range of clients regionally, nationally and internationally 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.

The guide also applauds our expertise in matters involving children. Our children’s department is headed by Kate Banerjee who has Higher Court Rights and is a member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit.

Jointly combining seven decades of expertise, our children’s team specialises in residence and contact disputes, care proceedings, international child abduction, adoption, special guardianship, relocation and public law cases, attracting complex and varied casework in the UK and overseas.

Contentious trusts and probate solicitor, Martin Holdsworth, has also been ranked as a leading lawyer.

The powerful endorsements come in a formative year in which milestones include opening a new office in Harrogate. Based at Windsor House, our services will complement those we provide at our existing offices in Leeds and Essex where we combine professional legal advice with a sensitive approach.

Dealing exclusively in family law, including divorce, separation, complex financial disputes, and children issues, we understand that choosing the right representation, particularly in an area as complex and sensitive as family law, is critical.

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