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Jones Myers

Family/Matrimonial

5 ranked lawyersBand 1Leeds, Bradford and surroundsUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dedicated family team noted for its ability to handle complicated children cases, including matters concerning abuse, abduction and exploitation. Also offers expertise in dealing with financial remedy proceedings and is well versed in cases involving shareholder issues, property portfolios and complex pension schemes.

Strengths

Sources note: "Jones Myers is a well-respected firm in the Yorkshire area, both for finances and children work, with a particularly strong children and care team and known for delivering good service to clients."

One interviewee says: "The solicitors are absolutely superb andincredibly good with clients, for whom they go the extra mile."

A client reports: "The team is extremely responsive and there is always someone there to speak with you. All the lawyers have their own specialisms but the collaboration is really good and you feel you are being looked after."

Notable practitioners

Kate Banerjee handles a wide range of child law matters, including care proceedings, residence disputes and international abductions. She also advises on matters relating to adoption.
"She is extremely detailed, thorough and has a brain of the size of a planet. Kate also is very empathetic and as such she understands how clients feel and understand their concerns." "Kate is superb technically with an instant knowledge of the law and she has an exceptional ability to empathise. You feel she is always fighting the client's corner but she also delivers pragmatic, accurate advice and is realistic in managing expectations."

Nicki Mitchell heads the firm's York office. She advises on matrimonial finance disputes, often involving high-value assets and pension arrangements, as well as advising on private children matters.
"Nicki is absolutely meticulous and she adopts a very good commonsense and collaborative approach. I would recommend her to anyone." "Nicki is good to work with as she adopts a constructive and conciliatory approach as opposed to being unnecessarily adversarial. She has a calming and reassuring presence for both parties and can quickly obtain their trust."

Peter Jones is known for his extensive knowledge and experience advising on financial matters including business ownership disputes.
"He is very good at explaining complex information and sensitive to the challenges of going through a divorce."

Managing partner Richard Peaker is well known in the market for advising on high-value matrimonial finance disputes. He often advises landowners and high-earning professionals on both divorce and cohabitation matters.
"Richard is very good at simplifying situations and gives you comfort if you are feeling anxious and troubled. He is a master tactician who looks for a pragmatic and sensible solution." "He clearly knows his stuff and is very approachable and down to earth."

Sarah Dickinson frequently acts on high-value financial disputes, often involving complex business structures, trusts and offshore assets.

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Kate Banerjee
Band 2
Peter Jones
Senior Statespeople
Richard Peaker
Band 1
Sarah Dickinson
Band 3
York, Hull and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Nicki Mitchell
Band 2