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Jersey > Family Tier 1Myersons frequently assists HNWIs with complex family matters, notably divorces concerning multiple jurisdictions, as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements. The practice is also sought after for its work on children matters, handling residence and contact orders in addition to assisting with leave to remove matters. Practice head Victoria Myerson advises wealthy individuals on financial separations and acts for both parents and courts in child-related disputes. The firm strengthened its ranks in January 2023 with the addition of Jamie Orchard from Viberts, whose practice centres on assisting HNWIs with their overseas assets and companies, as well as handling matters concerning children, including Hague Convention proceedings.
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Victoria Myerson rightly takes her place among the Hall of Famers. The firm has further enhanced their partner offering with the superlative Jamie Orchard joining – his years of experience bely just how excellent he is as a lawyer.’
‘Jamie Orchard: a fantastic practitioner who has the unique combination of superlative client skills, excellent legal knowledge and instinct.’
‘A superb team. Well respected family lawyers. Jamie Orchard recently joined the firm. He is a great addition.’
‘Victoria Myerson is one of the matriarchs of family law in Jersey. Jamie Orchard is sensible, charismatic and one of the most knowledgeable family lawyers on the island. A stellar addition to the Myersons team.’
‘Victoria Myerson is extremely well known in Jersey and has a fabulous reputation. She tends to do many of the big money cases and her practice has been built on that basis. She has recently recruited Jamie Orchard, who has a very good reputation for family work.’
‘Victoria Myerson is a tenacious advocate and extremely hard working. She has won the confidence and trust of many big families and clients in Jersey and continues to represent high-net-worth-individuals in their divorces. Jamie Orchard is a formidable opponent and will provide a great deal of support and assistance to Victoria in her ever-growing practice.’
‘The team offers uniquely sophisticated technical expertise when it comes to international issues with a Channel Island perspective.’
‘Victoria Myerson is a sharp legal mind but also very friendly.’
Myersons > Firm Profile
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 one of the largest global offshore firms. Myersons was founded with her well-established team of lawyers. 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.
|Advocate Victoria Myerson
Staff FiguresPartners : 2 Non-Partner lawyers : 0
CLIENT: Client A
TESTIMONIAL: I was recommended to Victoria by a trusted friend in the legal profession. Victoria’s professional but friendly and pragmatic approach was very comforting and the whole team enabled me to achieve the best outcome. Divorce is undoubtedly one of life’s most stressful events. It is essential to have the best team in your corner throughout the entire process and I would thoroughly recommend Victoria and her team to family and friends. The advice received was professional and pragmatic born out of many years of experience and an innate understanding of the stressful dynamics of family matters and divorce. For such a busy practice the team always had time for me and made me feel that ‘I was important’ to them.
CLIENT: Client B
TESTIMONIAL: I was extremely grateful for the excellent service I received throughout my case which was protracted and complex at every turn. Victoria and Carly were always available with sound, practical advice. The divorce process can be quite overwhelming at times, but Victoria and Carly took time to explain all aspects of my case with me in plain English and helped me to navigate the options and remedies available. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Myersons to friends or family in the future.
CLIENT: Client C
TESTIMONIAL: Without the help and guidance Carly has given me, my sons would not be in my full time care. Above everything, the main focus was the safety of the boys. I will always be eternally grateful for the help Carly has given me through some very difficult times. Carly always listened to my point of view and steered me in the right direction. She has a way of cutting through the irrelevant information whilst focussing on the real matters at hand. Without her calm manner, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am extremely satisfied with the service provided and would definitely recommend Myersons.
CLIENT: Client D
TESTIMONIAL: I was more than satisfied with the service provided. Celanne was extremely thorough and left no stone unturned. She thought of every angle in spite of having to deal with totally uncharted waters in my case. I would have no hesitation in recommending Celanne to family and friends and have already done so. Celanne has been communicative at all times and has given us the feeling of being in control. She always gave us options to each problem and left it with us to which direction we wanted to pursue
CLIENT: Client A
TESTIMONIAL:I engaged Myersons to deal with my divorce following a recommendation from a friend and having done some research. From my first meeting with Victoria, I felt at ease and confident that she was going to do her best for me. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable, whilst also being sensitive and client-focused during an extremely difficult time. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Myersons to friends and family in the future. I hadn’t ever envisioned being in my situation after a long marriage, however the practical advice and support I received from Victoria and the team at Myersons have made the process so much easier. Most importantly, I am pleased with the outcome and positive about my future.
CLIENT: Client B
TESTIMONIAL: At what was a stressful time, Victoria consistently provided clear advice in a very calm and considered manner and was able to explain the realities of the law in detail. I felt like part of the team discussing the best options rather than simply a client, and I always left meetings firstly a bit calmer, but also with a clear understanding of the next steps. I was very glad that Victoria was on my side, and, on Family Law matters, I have no hesitation in recommending the Myersons Team.
CLIENT: Client C
TESTIMONIAL: I am sure that all divorce is difficult, but in my case, it was further complicated…During this time Myersons showed understanding, kindness and compassion… I would certainly recommend [Myersons] services to family or friends.