Kate Banerjee > Jones Myers Ltd > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Jones Myers Ltd
Carlton Tower
34 St Paul's Street

Work Department

Children Department


Head of Children Department and Jones Myers partner

The nationally and nternationally acclaimed Children Department excels in matters including international child abduction and issues centered on jurisdiction, overseas adoption.

It consistently achieves extremely high relocation success rate of returns of children in international abduction issues (within and outside EC, Hague, Non-Hague Convention countries).

The Department specialises in private residence and contact disputes, care proceedings, adoption, abduction, special guardianship, relocation, educational matters.

Lawyers represent private individuals (parents, grandparents, family members acting through their Trusts), Local Authorities, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS).

Around 50% of complex case work originates from existing clients or referrals including those from law firms who lack the expertise.

Services expansion to Court of Protection work – now covering entire range of children/vulnerable adult cases.


Jones Myers partner February 2005 to preent



Member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit
Law Society Children panel member
Higher Court Rights
Member of Resolution
Founding member of Lawyers for Children


Newcastle Univerisity Batchelor of Laws (LLB)

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

(Leading individuals)

Kate BanerjeeJones Myers Ltd

Jones Myers Ltd’s family team works across York, Harrogate and Leeds. Richard Peaker, managing partner, leads the divorce and financial remedies team, which specialises in work for company owners, professionals, high-net-worth individuals and their spouses. Kate Banerjee, a founding member of Lawyers for Children, leads the children department, which has a notably high success rate in international child abduction matters. All children’s department team members are Society Children Panel members and Anthony Parrish has particular strength regarding child abduction, while the ‘exceptionalNicki Mitchell leads the divorce and financial remedies offering from the firm’s York office.