Firm Profile > Jones Myers LLP > Leeds, England

Jones Myers LLP

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:


‘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

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial Remedies Richard Peaker 0113 380 4572
In house Barrister Andrew Fox 0113 380 4578
Children Team Kate Banerjee 0113 246 0055
Children Team Anthony Parrish 0113 380 4585
Financial Remedies Nicki Mitchell 01904 202553
Financial Remedies Elizabeth Bell 0113 380 4599
Children Law Accreditation
Child Abduction
Law Society
Law Society Children Panel
Law Society of England and Wales
Legal 500
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Resolution Accredited with particular specialisms in Children Law and Private