We’re marking further expansion with a new office in Harrogate

Milestone expansion: our new office will be based at Windsor House. Having worked with divorcing and separating couples for many years, as a firm we understand that it is no cliché to describe the process as one of the most … Continue reading

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Divorce may not be ‘wonderful’ but collaboration reduces the pain and cost

By Peter Jones, founder It is encouraging to see how Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, is championing the collaborative approach to his marriage break-up when describing his ‘wonderful’ divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow.

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When the gloves are off in divorce – why no one wins in a courtroom battle

A High Court judge is pulling no punches in a high profile case that shines the spotlight on the very worst aspects of a confrontational and protracted divorce. Mr Justice Holman described the courtroom fight between former Russian beauty queen … Continue reading

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‘Professional excellence’ – Jones Myers retains top ranking in Chambers Legal Guide

Our expertise, empathy and ethos of consistently going the extra mile has been acknowledged in this year’s Chambers UK Legal Guide in which Jones Myers retains its top spot in Band 1. Previously described by the prestigious authority as “utterly … Continue reading

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Jones Myers’ collaborative family law expert to present at high profile conference

Our collaborative family law specialist Norman Taylor will be one of the headline speakers at the North’s leading collaborative family law Northern Lights 5 conference. Collaborative family law experts from throughout the UK will gather at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel … Continue reading

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Can’t pay or won’t pay? – what to do when your ex stops maintenance

By Peter Jones, Founder and Partner Former oil trader Michael Prest has hit the headlines after being given a four week suspended jail sentence for failing to pay his ex-wife maintenance worth £360,000. The High Court ruled that the 53-year-old, … Continue reading

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Will single parents and children be the losers under new child maintenance reforms?

By Peter Jones, Founder and Partner The government’s latest plan for parents to agree amicably to their child maintenance agreements or face a fee fills me with despair. Under proposed new rules parents unable to reach a mutual agreement on … Continue reading

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How prenups can help couples to pick ‘n’ mix their assets

By Peter Jones, partner and founder The gagging order on Katie Price’s soon to be ex-husband Kieran Hayler has catapulted the topic of prenups once again to the forefront of the media agenda. Fortunately, the former glamour model’s watertight and … Continue reading

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Jones Myers takes lead on pioneering mediation service for separating couples

Jones Myers has been instrumental in spearheading an innovative new service for separating couples who may otherwise struggle to pay for legal assistance.

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How will new family laws determine children’s fate?

Child Arrangement Orders, designed to meet the best interests of the child, rather than what a parent wants, are a cornerstone of The Children and Families Bill which becomes law on April 22. Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s department, … Continue reading

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