Five reasons why collaboration helps to keep divorcing couples on the right track

Our talented team of family lawyers are frequently invited to share their expertise and present at conferences and forums.

The latest invitation saw Norman Taylor, a champion of collaborative law which helps to keep divorce out of court and preserve privacy, co-present on its benefits at the West Yorkshire Family Justice Forum. Continue reading

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Leaders in our field: Jones Myers retains Tier 1 ranking in Chambers 2018 Guide 

We are delighted to have retained our Tier 1 ranking in the Chambers 2018 Guide for Leeds, Bradford and surrounding areas – where we have more leading experts in family law listed than any other firm of our kind.

The UK Guide, Chambers 2018 describes our practice as, “A very strong firm – not just in finance but also in children cases.” It adds, “Expertise in dealing with financial remedy nuptial cases adds depth to their practice.”

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Managing money post-divorce – how we help vulnerable wives to move forward

New research confirms that as the number of divorces among the over 55s continues to soar, women in their 50s and 60s lack the confidence to manage their finances following a break-up.

This concern over money management reinforces the findings of a Chartered Insurance Institute study, which stressed how divorce and separation pose a substantial financial risk to women whose former husbands took care of the family finances. Continue reading

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Jones Myers in the media spotlight as we further expand our children’s law expertise

A solicitor with a strong track record in family law and social care law is further enhancing the reputation of our children’s team at our niche family law firm.

Sasha Williams joins our department’s nine-strong team – which includes an ‘in house’ counsel – and attracts complex and varied casework in the UK and overseas. Her experience spans areas including residence, contact, immigration, asylum and domestic violence.

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Legal 500 recommends our niche family practice as ‘one of the best in the area’

Our standing as a leader in the field of family law is endorsed by the 2017 Legal 500 guide  which has once again awarded Jones Myers a joint Top Tier position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

The highly respected industry guide describes us as ‘a family practice that is one of the best in the area’ and attracts praise for our ‘sensible, expert, conciliatory advice that does what it says on the tin’.

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Dr Foster: a stark reminder why children should never be pawns in parents’ battles

The spotlight has fallen on youngsters who are caught in the explosive crossfire of warring parents following the volatile BBC melodrama, Doctor Foster.

The relentless and destructive behaviour of Tom’s divorced parents left the series on a cliffhanger, with the distraught 15 year old taking off on his own because all semblances of a normal family and school life had been stripped away.

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Will divorce exams become the latest Chinese export?

By Peter Jones, founder

Over the years China’s relentless manufacturing machine has seen us devouring it’s lengthy list of exports spanning textiles, toys, DVDs, body jewellery, mobile phones and food products.

So could the news that a Chinese married couple who were refused a divorce because they scored too highly on a judge’s relationship exam spark the introduction of similar tests in Britain to determine if those seeking a split really are incompatible? Continue reading

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Jones Myers steps up commitment to Alzheimer’s Society with Memory Walk

Jones Myers partners and lawyers were among hundreds of committed fundraisers who flocked to Harrogate’s Valley Gardens to help boost vital research to find a cure for dementia. Continue reading

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Why we’re cheering Lisa’s marathon effort for MS Society

 

There was much to celebrate this week after our plucky paralegal was among the 43,127 people who completed the iconic 2017 Great North Run.

Footsore Lisa Stephenson crossed the half marathon’s finish line in a very respectable two hours, 39 minutes and 46 seconds – just 20 minutes slower than her last challenge in 2012 and with less training.

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Why we’re putting our best foot forward for Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

A team of partners and lawyers from Jones Myers is stepping out to support Harrogate’s Memory Walk which is boosting funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

This year over 110,000 people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, will take part in similar events to raise over £9 million to help fund research for a cure for dementia and to fund services for people living with the disease. Continue reading

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