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Jones Myers reputation for excellence acknowledged in top tier ranking

Joint number 1 ranking: from left Sarah Dickinson, Peter Jones, Richard Peaker, Andrew Fox and Kate Banerjee.

Niche family law practice Jones Myers has retained its joint top tier position in the Legal 500 UK guide for over two decades.

The firm, which has offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York, is praised in the latest edition for its ‘excellent reputation for handling some very sensitive issues such as matrimonial and child protection in a very careful and empathetic manner.’

Director Richard Peaker, who leads the Financial Remedies Department and specialises in high net worth cases and complex financial disputes, is again named as a Leading Individual along with Kate Banerjee who heads the Children Team and is described as ‘a force to be reckoned with’.

Legal 500 praises Kate and fellow partner, Sarah Dickinson, who has extensive expertise in dealing with complex financial disputes and international jurisdiction cases, as ‘superb’.

Jones Myers ‘in house’ counsel Andrew Fox, a collaboratively trained lawyer with a strong track record in dealing with complex children cases along with trust related matters and offshore jurisdictions, is applauded as ‘being firm but fair and getting to the heart of a problem efficiently and with excellent judgement.’

Also lauded as a key lawyer is Jones Myers partner, Nicki Mitchell, who has 25 years’ experience in family law and heads the firm’s York office.

Covering the areas of Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire, the rankings – based on client interviews and evidence – reflect the high esteem in which Legal 500 says the firm is held: ‘The practitioners’ experience in their respective fields is very clearly demonstrated in their dealings with other lawyers and it is clear they command the respect of their peers’.

Jones Myers was founded by Peter Jones – a former national chair of Resolution – as the first specialist family law practice of its kind in Leeds.

Said Peter: “To remain joint number 1 in Legal 500 for excellence is family law is testimony to the firm’s ethos and to our outstanding lawyers who are leaders in their field.”

The honour follows the firm’s recent milestone expansion to York with a three-strong team and expansion of its Harrogate office. Jones Myers is also the only family law practice in Yorkshire to feature in Tier 2 of the eprivate Top Family Law Firms guide which recognises and promotes best practice in the sector.