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Jersey > Family Tier 1

Distinguished family law boutique Myersons’ demonstrates strong capabilities in matters concerning financial separations, nuptial agreements and private children’s law matters, including cases involving highly sensitive abuse allegations. Of particular note is the team’s strength in handling cross-jurisdictional proceedings involving high-value assets. Practice head and founder Victoria Myerson and senior associate Celanne Scally are key individuals in the group, as is barrister Kate Donohue, who joined from 18 St John Street Chambers in 2020. Donohue has a wealth of trial experience, including matters involving divorce, matrimonial finances and domestic violence claims. Carly James left to found her own firm.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Myerson

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‘Victoria Myerson is probably the best divorce lawyer in Jersey.’

‘A fabulous practice dealing with some of the most high-profile and high-net-worth cases in Jersey. Very well-known with a great reputation. Excellent at all sorts of family cases.’

‘Victoria Myerson has a great reputation as one of the best if not the best family lawyer in Jersey. She attracts amazing work and is always there for her clients. She has a brilliant manner with clients and provides pragmatic and tactical advice as well as being empathetic to their needs.’

‘They always put their clients first and deal with extremely complicated multijurisdictional cases often involving high-net-worth individuals. They know how to deal not only with straightforward family law but more complex issues including companies and trusts.’

‘Victoria Myerson has been careful to steered me away from I would suspect are pitfalls in this harrowing procedure which is a divorce. She is not afraid to take on adversaries on my behalf and has earned my respect and trust.’

‘Sympathetic practical and clear advice is provided. Response to correspondence is always timely. Most importantly, there is the clear recognition that as a client one is going through a difficult time and you are always treated as an individual and not just another case. ’

‘As well as being an extremely competent lawyer with a very strong grasp of her subject and the challenges of family law, Victoria Myerson is sympathetic to the challenges facing her clients at a difficult time in their life.’

Myersons was established in October 2017 by Victoria Myerson as the first boutique family law firm in Jersey.  The team is highly experienced, and individually skilled, in dealing with all forms of private law disputes.  Myersons takes a different view of family law that encourages a holistic approach and a long term view of the impact of decisions upon all those involved.  The team strives to guide their clients through difficult times by encouraging access to therapeutic and health support to ensure resilience and wellbeing throughout their case.

The firm provides tailored advice on matters including divorce and financial remedies, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child related issues such as financial provision, residence, contact and leave to remove disputes.  It aims to support clients in achieving a fair outcome and with minimal conflict.  Advising on all aspects of family law and instrumental in most high-profile cases in Jersey, the team is highly regarded for their expertise in dealing with high net worth clients on complex asset division cases involving trusts, business assets and investment structures.

Victoria Myerson started her career with several years at the London Bar before returning to Jersey.  She was formerly partner, and Head of Family Law, at of one of the largest global offshore firms.  Myersons was founded with her well-established team of lawyers including Celanne Scally.  Drawing on their collective experience of working within a larger firm environment the team provides a high level of service but one that is responsive and tailored to client needs.

The firm has an unrivalled reputation in the Island as specialists in the field of family law.  Since opening its doors Myersons has grown both in volume and personnel.  New clients result from recommendations from former clients and referrals from senior individuals within the legal and financial sectors in Jersey.  The team maintains strong links with a number of the large London firms, working together in cases involving multi-jurisdiction issues.

The firm advises in relation to all aspects of family law and regularly acts for HNW individuals, partners of law and accountancy firms and trust and company directors, as well as stay at home spouses seeking to secure their share of the matrimonial pot.

In respect of separation and divorce matters, work undertaken includes reconciliation and separation agreements; issues relating to cohabitation; injunctive relief; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and contested proceedings related thereto; judicial separation proceedings; interim maintenance applications (including applications for legal funding); disclosure issues (such as Imerman and non-disclosure/asset tracing); divorce proceedings (including defended cases) and complex financial remedy applications (for example those involving multifarious trust, company and cross-jurisdictional issues).

The firm has also been involved in cases before the Court of Appeal (Jersey) and the Privy Council.

In relation to children matters, the team is well versed in dealing with applications for residence or contact; child maintenance; child maintenance variations; leave to remove/ relocation; specific issue orders; prohibited steps orders; parental responsibility and applications under schedule 1 of the Children (Jersey) Law 2002.  In addition, Myersons has expertise in dealing with private law children cases involving safeguarding concerns.

Across the vast spectrum of these areas of work the firm undertakes within the family law arena, the firm has significant experience in facilitating and  encouraging a variety of forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation, round table/settlement meetings and private financial dispute resolution meetings.

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Non-Partner lawyers : 2

CLIENT: Client A
TESTIMONIAL: I am very satisfied with the level of service provided by everyone at Myersons. From the friendly welcome at the front desk, to the specialist advice on difficult issues, to being a patient listener, it has felt very much like a safe space to come and work through very difficult issues. Most of all I have been reassured when I have needed reassurance and I felt as though I was being cared for. And, of course, Stephanie has been fantastic, in particular for dealing with my emails.

CLIENT: Client B
TESTIMONIAL: I found the service that Myersons provided me with during my case was excellent, they are very caring and understanding family lawyers. They gave me the support that I needed when times got a little tough to deal with. They were always quick to respond to any queries that I came across and assisted me in going forward. I would highly recommend them to others.

CLIENT: Client C
TESTIMONIAL: I have found the service I have received to be empathetic and professional throughout. Issues of law have always been explained clearly and concisely, and I have always been advised of the actions you intended to take on my behalf. Separation and Divorce is an incredibly stressful time, and friendly professional advice is vital. I have received that from you at all times. I would unhesitatingly recommend your practice.

CLIENT: Client D
TESTIMONIAL: I had a fantastic service from Myersons. They were really helpful and got me a great result and I would highly recommend their services to anyone.

TESTIMONIAL: Divorce is an extremely daunting prospect however Victoria, Celanne and the team at Myersons gave me the advice and support I needed to see the process through. Professional, extremely knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic, Myersons truly are best in class when it comes to family law and achieving a fair outcome. Thank you so much for all your help and support.