Our powerful reputation and expertise recognised by Legal 500

Jones Myers’ reputation as a leading niche family law firm with a wealth of expertise in marriage related issues and contentious trusts and probates has been further consolidated in the latest rankings of the Legal 500.

The firm – whose lawyers boast a combined 250 years of legal experience – has been recommended for its ‘particular expertise in marriage-related issues, including divorce, child residence disputes and pre-nuptial agreements’, along with financial disputes and expertise in disputes over will validity.

Consistently ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers alongside National practices ‘utterly brilliant’ (Chambers 2012), ‘sensitive and understanding’ (Chambers 2013) ‘professional excellence’ (Chambers 2014), three of the firm’s top lawyers have been singled out as leading individuals in the latest edition of Legal 500:

Martin Holdsworth, partner

One of only two leading individuals listed across Yorkshire and Humber and among just 37 ranked nationwide  (31 of whom are based in London and the South East) in contentious probate, Legal 500 recommends Martin, who heads the Contentious Wills, Trust & Estates team as a ‘well-known and experienced practitioner’.

Martin works with clients on disputes over the validity of a will, the management of trusts, and deals with claims by disappointed beneficiaries either seeking greater provision from a deceased’s estate or responding to claims made by others.

Richard Peaker, partner

Hailed as ‘the firm’s leading light, by Legal 500, Richard, who is described as a ‘Divorce and financial disputes expert’, is recognised for his collaborative approach and expertise with farming and rural communities. Pragmatic and genial, Richard is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision.

Peter Jones, founder

One of the country’s leading and most sought-after divorce and family lawyers, Peter founded Jones Myers LLP in 1992 as the first niche family law firm in the north of England on principles of sensitivity and professionalism.

Renowned for his sympathetic approach, he is a former national chairman of Resolution and a Deputy District Judge for 15 years, Peter has also been praised in the Chambers Legal Guide for his ‘very sound judgement’ and being ‘brilliant to work with’.

If you have any questions about family law, including separation or divorce, please call us on 0113 246 0055 or drop us an e-mail.

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