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Jones Myers children’s team marks further expansion

Extensive expertise: Julie Simpson (right) with Rachel Baul (centre) and Lisa Russell from Jones Myers Harrogate office.

The expertise of Jones Myers 11-strong children’s department has been further enhanced with the appointment of senior solicitor Julie Simpson.

Julie brings three decades of experience in care proceedings, adoption, and child protection work, representing children directly and through their Guardians, parents, and grandparents.

The senior solicitor – who has practised in York and acted for children from across North Yorkshire – will work across the niche family law firm’s offices in Leeds, York, and Harrogate.

Julie is a member of The Law Society’s Children Panel, Resolution, and the Association of Lawyers for Children. She has held Higher Rights of Audience since 2010 which enables her to represent clients in Senior Courts in England and Wales.


Jones Myers partner Kate Banerjee, who heads the children’s team, said: “Julie is well respected and has earned an excellent reputation in her field. Her experience highly complements our expanding casework and we warmly welcome her on board.”

Held in high regard by counsel and Guardians of children she represents, Julie is described as focused, compassionate, and adept at managing complex cases.

Julie said: “Jones Myers is renowned for its excellence in, and commitment to, client care. I have previously worked with Kate on cases and was impressed by her empathetic approach and dedication to her clients. I’m looking forward to being part of the team.”

The children’s team jointly combines over ten decades of expertise and comprises seven solicitors who are members of the Law Society Children Panel.

The Department’s global reach spans international child abduction cases and issues centered on jurisdiction, relocation, and overseas adoption.

Consistently achieving joint top rankings in legal guides for over two decades, Jones Myers was named Family Law Firm of the Year North in the Family Law 2020 awards.

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