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Jones Myers retains Family Law Firm of the Year title

Leaders in their field: l to r Sarah Blackmore Joint Head of Chambers, Spire Barristers, Jones Myers founder Peter Jones, managing partner Richard Peaker, partners Antony Parrish and Elizabeth Bell and Martin Loxely, Consultant, Hall Brown Family Law.

Jones Myers has retained its prestigious title of Family Law Firm of the year North title for consistently delivering excellence in family law.

Judges of the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards awarded the honour on the niche family law practice based on the firm’s extensive expertise, success in high profile cases, commitment to employee development and pro bono initiatives.

Judges said: “The winner of this award is strong across all disciplines, providing innovative and creative solutions to the issues facing clients. They have a strong track record of growing and fostering talent in the firm, and assisting staff to transition, develop and rise through the ranks. Their commitment to pro bono work is also to be commended.”

In a double celebration at the awards ceremony in London, Jones Myers founder Peter Jones clinched the prestigious John Cornwell award for his outstanding contribution to family law. The accolade is named after the late founder of family justice group Resolution which promotes dealing with relationship breakdowns in a constructive manner.

Jones Myers managing partner, Richard Peaker, said: “We are immensely proud and honoured to retain the Family Law Firm of the year North title for the second consecutive year and we warmly congratulate Peter for his well-deserved lifetime achievement honour.

“Our successes are attributable to the tireless dedication of our outstanding team to secure the best solutions for our valued clients. We also thank our referrers and partners for their support. Well done to all the finalists and winners.”

2021 has been a milestone year for Jones Myers which has consistently retained its top tier regional rankings in Chambers and Legal 500 guides for over two decades.

Commenting on Peter Jones’ lifetime achievement award, judges said: “This year’s winner is an outstanding practitioner to whom the family law world owes a debt of gratitude.

“Their career has spanned four decades and they have achieved tremendous success, ensuring that the practice of family law has evolved at a pace not only just in the city but also in the regions. They have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to upholding and developing family law.”

Peter Jones, who founded Jones Myers as the first family law firm of its kind in Leeds in 1992, said: “This unprecedented double celebration re-enforces our firm’s longstanding reputation as leaders in our field and for attracting the best family lawyers in our profession.

Jones Myers has offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York.