The seven-strong department is an acknowledged leader in children’s law; handling private law matters, and specialising in public law cases – where a local authority has issued care proceedings with a view to a child being adopted, placed in foster care or returned to their parents.
Accredited by the Law Society to act for children, a widely recognised professional standard demonstrating experience and expertise, Jane represents parents, grandparents, children and local authorities within proceedings.
Exceptionally, every solicitor in this busy Jones Myers department is accredited to this standard, and Jane brings eight years of legal experience to Jones Myers after moving from Leeds law firm Henry Hyams.
The appointment has been sparked by the firm’s ever-increasing private and public sector instructions from across the region and further afield.
Jones Myers partner and head of the children department, Kate Banerjee, who is a member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit, said: “Our fast-growing client base reinforces the breadth and depth of our expertise and attracting top talent is vital as we continue to expand our services into areas including adoption and surrogacy.
“Jane’s appointment exemplifies this goal – she is highly capable and combines professional knowledge with great empathy and respect.”
With offices in Leeds and London, Jones Myers’ lawyers combine 250 years of legal experience. The firm is consistently ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers top tier grouping with 50 per cent of its solicitors individually listed as ‘leaders in their field’.