Jones Myers LLP > Leeds, England > Firm Profile

Jones Myers LLP
5TH FLOOR, ST PAUL'S HOUSE
23 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2ND
England

Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 1

At Jones Myers LLP, Richard Peaker specialises in financial remedy while Kate Banerjee - 'a Rolls-Royce amongst practitioners' - is an expert in children's matters. They handle work for senior members of the medical profession (including pension issues and secondary income), partners in legal practice (notably covering the liquidity of business interests) and owners of SMEs (namely valuation, taxation and extraction issues). In addition, the firm has a strong track record in family matters pertaining to farming dynasties and in cases where parties maintain substantial family Trusts (both onshore and off). Nicki Mitchell and Anthony Parrish are other key members of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Richard Peaker; Kate Banerjee

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This is the leading specialist firm in Leeds in the field of financial remedy. The team has adapted to the challenges presented during the pandemic, being able to offer accommodation to allow face-to-face activity within the social distancing rules but also adopting technology to ensure a superb quality of service. The team as a whole provides excellent advice, offering realistic and achievable goals at a very competitive fees. ’

‘Nicki Mitchell is known throughout the York legal world for her specialism in the field of matrimonial finance; she offers top-rate advice, support and value.’

‘I have found the firm to be excellent in particular with regard to marrying clarity of advice with the sensitivity of the situation. They have been very transparent on fess, stick to budgets and have been very responsive. They have managed client contact impressively given the pandemic restrictions. ’

‘Kate Banerjee is a first class operator in this area. She is technically superb with an instant knowledge of the law. You feel she is always fighting the client’s corner but she also delivers pragmatic, accurate advice and is realistic in managing expectations. Kate has been responsive at all times. Kate is also an excellent advocate. She is well connected at the family bar and seems to have the ear of the judge in hearings. She is an excellent judge of when to be aggressive and when a more subtle approach is required.’

‘I particularly would recommend Nicki Mitchell. Nicki is a collaborative lawyer who has a genuine interest in helping clients and is excellent in her communication skills and has a natural empathy towards clients who are experiencing an often difficult and contentious period in their lives. Nicki’

‘Anthony Parrish is a very well organised and totally on top of the facts in a case. He deals with his lay client and other professionals in a case with absolute courtesy but never loses sight of his own objective and the need to promote and develop that.

‘This firm built 20 or so years ago has become the county’s premier niche practice family law firm. Kate Banerjee is a Rolls-Royce amongst practitioners, always caring, always working, liked and respected by everyone. Simply the best. Always available to her clients and her team ’

‘Jones Myers has a really strong team which covers all areas of family law. My experience has been with the divorce and finances team, although I am aware that their children team has an enviable reputation locally. The finances team is very strong, deals with complex financial work and attracting much of their work through reputation.’

Jones Myers reputation as an outstanding niche family law firm which has achieved top rankings in legal guides for over two decades is unparalleled.

Launched in 1992 with a commitment to deliver exceptional levels of client care and service, the firm places Resolution’s Code of Practice at the heart of its client services and delivery.

At the forefront of Alternative Dispute Resolution, lawyers’ unique expertise in mediation, collaborative law and arbitration ensures family disputes are constructively resolved wherever possible to try and avoid costly litigation.
Jones Myers encourages clients to co-operate and reach agreement about dividing their assets and securing the future of their children whose interests it always advocates should come first.

When going to court is a client’s only viable option, the practice is highly experienced in litigation in local and national Family Courts, High Courts and the Court of Appeal.

Jones Myers consistently attracts the best lawyers in its field. Their extensive expertise spans a former Deputy District Judge, a Family Law Arbitrator, a former Resolution chair, mediators, collaborative family law experts and a Barrister.
The team’s experience also encompasses ACTAPS/Resolution Accreditation national committee members, International Child Abduction/ Custody Unit members and Child Care Panel members.

Adopting a holistic and problem solving approach, the firm treats every case and every client as unique, always seeking the best solution for the client’s individual situation.

Jones Myers has always made its skills and expertise available to the vulnerable and is among a rare breed of practices which still undertakes public funding work for children law.

The family team is noted for its ability to handle complicated cases as well as being well versed in cases involving shareholder issues, property portfolios and complex pension schemes.

The Financial Remedies Department’s leading individuals specialise in high net worth cases of up to £250m, frequently managing matters involving tens of millions of pounds. Regularly instructed in multi- jurisdictional proceedings and cases involving complex corporate and (often off shore) trust structures.

The Children Department is renowned nationally and internationally as a leading firm in children related matters and Child Abduction cases.

Jones Myers culture and approach to giving back to society is embedded in its robust ethical standards and integrity to all stakeholders.

Services include:
• Divorce and separation
• Financial claims on divorce
• Arbitration
• Mediation
• Collaborative Family Law
• Arrangements for children
• Adoption
• Child protection
• International child abduction
• Civil Partnerships
• Pre and Post Nuptial agreements
• Civil Partnerships
• Grandparents rights

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Financial Remedies Richard PeakerRichard.Peaker@jonesmyers.co.uk0113 380 4572
In house Barrister Andrew FoxAndrew.Fox@jonesmyers.co.uk0113 380 4578
Children Team Kate BanerjeeKate.Banerjee@jonesmyers.co.uk0113 246 0055
Children Team Anthony ParrishAnthony.parrish@jonesmyers.co.uk0113 380 4585
Financial Remedies Nicki MitchellNicki.mitchell@jonesmyers.co.uk01904 202553
Financial Remedies Elizabeth BellElizabeth.bell@jonesmyers.co.uk0113 380 4599
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Kate Banerjee photo Kate BanerjeeHead of Children Department and Jones Myers partner  The nationally and nternationally acclaimed Children Department…
Elizabeth Bell  photo Elizabeth Bell Partner  specialising in wide-ranging financial disputes and representing clients across the UK…
Meggie Chan  photo Meggie Chan Family law solicitor specialising in care proceedings and representing children, parents and…
Lindsay Cross  photo Lindsay Cross Family Law Solicitor working exclusively in family law since 2004 with extensive experience…
Sarah Dickinson photo Sarah DickinsonPartner specialisiing in all aspects of divorce, separation and the financial issues…
Andrew Fox photo Andrew FoxIn house Counsel with a waelth of expertise in complex cases and…
Lilly Grant  photo Lilly Grant Solicitor based in Jones Myers York office with extensive expertise in divorce,…
Rosanna Hyett  photo Rosanna Hyett Rosanna is hghly experienced in divorce, separation and the financial issues arising…
Debra Jackson  photo Debra Jackson Family Law Solicitor whose strong track record spans all areas of family…
Peter Jones photo Peter JonesLeading divorce Peter Jones founded Jones Myers in 1992 as the first…
Nicki Mitchell photo Nicki MitchellPartner, heading Jones Myers York office. With over 25 years’ experience in…
Anthony Parrish photo Anthony ParrishPartner in Children Department. Extensive expertise in family law exceeds two decades…
Richard Peaker photo Richard PeakerHead of Jones Myers Financial Remedies Department  Department specialises in high net…
Lisa Russell  photo Lisa Russell Solicitor based in Jones Myers Harrogate town centre office. As a Family…
Julie Simpson  photo Julie Simpson Senior Solicitor  Julie’s extensive expertise spans three decades in all aspects of…
Becky Vine  photo Becky Vine Family Law solicitor experienced in areas of relationship break down including divorce…
Laura Walsh  photo Laura Walsh Solicitor with extensive expertise covering all aspects of child care law and…
English
Children Law Accreditation
Cohabitation
Child Abduction
Law Society
Law Society Children Panel
Law Society of England and Wales
Legal 500
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Resolution
Resolution Accredited with particular specialisms in Children Law and Private

CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: “This is the leading specialist firm in Leeds in the field of financial remedy. The team has adapted to the challengers presented during the pandemic, being able to offer accommodation to allow face-to-face activity within the social distancing rules but also adopting technology to ensure a superb quality of service. The team as a whole provides excellent advice, offering realistic and achievable goals at competitive prices.”


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: “From the first meeting I was treated to first class advice which was well-tempered and clearly drawn from years of experience. At times I was advised to take a more strategic route which, I believe, led to a more beneficial outcome. I don’t often recommend people or companies, but I would whole heartedly recommend Nicki and her team as they provided a level of care and compassion at one of the darkest point in my life, something I won’t forget.”


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: “I have found the firm to be excellent in particular with regard to marrying clarity of advice with the sensitivity of the situation. They have been very transparent on fees, stick to budgets and have been very responsive. They have managed client contact impressively given the pandemic restrictions.”


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: “I fail to conjure the words to best describe how grateful I am that you have been there to guide me through the most traumatic of times… You have gone above and beyond in showing care and picking me back up when I was falling apart on many occasions. I wasn’t expecting the journey that I faced or that you would be able to give me such confidence in your ability to gently guide me to making the right decisions. I was able to trust you implicitly and lightened my troubled mind. Please could you thank everyone who has helped along the way.I am a much stronger and happier person than the broken woman who tentatively walked into your offices over a year ago. That truly was the turning point in my life. I wish you every success in your work and happiness in life and that Jones Myers may continue to help many more like me.”


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: “Jones’s Myers has a really strong team which covers all areas of family law. My experience has been with the divorce and  finances team although I am aware that their children team has an enviable reputation locally. The finances team is very strong, deals with complex financial work and attracting much of their work through reputation.”


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: “…They are the best collaborative divorce lawyers I know. They stand out for me as a firm and as individuals by the way they are with their clients. They have the rare skills of making complex issues easily understood, of encouraging clients to express their emotions whilst not being derailed by them, of listening and being fair to everyone whilst not compromising on their values. I love working with them.”


At Jones Myers we are committed to maintaining an inclusive and positive work environment, encouraging equality and diversity among our valued team.

Our ethos is to respect and treat everyone fairly, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity, religious or cultural beliefs, marital status and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

We do not accept any form of discrimination and all our colleagues are encouraged to feel comfortable and be themselves.  

Our inclusive and transparent culture and ethos extends to our clients and partners.