Where there’s a will : why education not modernisation is the solution

By Martin Holdsworth, head of the contentious wills, trust & estates team A consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales on whether wills law should be brought into the “modern world” has reignited a long-running debate. The independent … Continue reading

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Legal 500 re-enforces our expertise as ‘One of the top niche practices’

Jones Myers once again leads the way in the latest Legal 500 rankings – retaining our joint top position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire family law firms for another year. The latest guide recommends us for our specialisations … Continue reading

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Why landmark ruling will spark an increase in claims from disinherited offspring

By Martin Holdsworth, partner, Jones Myers The decision by the Court of Appeal to increase an award from £50,000 £163,000 in the case of Ilott v Mitson, will undoubtedly have far reaching consequences – and could lead to an increase … Continue reading

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Gambling on inheritance: wife rolls dice for stake in multi millionaire’s estate

Second marriages, stepchildren, larger estates and a more litigious society are frequently cited as reasons for the unprecedented increase in inheritance disputes and will disputes. As we have said before in this blog, where there’s a will there is often … 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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Chambers lists 50 per cent of Jones Myers solicitors as ‘leaders in their field’

The 2015 illustrious legal industry bible Chambers, has listed 50 per cent of solicitors at Leeds family law specialist Jones Myers as ‘leaders in their field’.

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Double celebration following joint top rankings in family law and contentious trusts and probate

Our team at Jones Myers is celebrating a double success in the 2013 edition of Legal 500, a leading guide to the best law practices in the UK. In family law we have retained our joint top position for Leeds, … Continue reading

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Post-divorce: Will you leave behind clarity or confusion?

The chances of winning the National Lottery are said to be 14 million to one, yet each week 32 million people buy a ticket and make big dreams about how they would spend and manage such a momentous windfall. Whereas … Continue reading

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Laura’s appointment boosts contentious trusts expertise

We are pleased to welcome lawyer Laura Short to further strengthen our contentious trusts and estates team headed by partner Martin Holdsworth. Laura, who joins us just four months after Martin set up our new private client services team, will … Continue reading

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Leading the field once again

Fiona Kendall and Peter Jones Five lawyers at Jones Myers LLP will be recommended as “leaders in their field” in the 2014 edition of Chambers, the illustrious legal industry bible, to be published in October. The preview comes as the … Continue reading

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