Niche law firm further expands its children’s department

Pictured are Lisa Stephenson, Sarah Dickinson and Kavya Balram


Specialist law firm, Jones Myers, which is based in Leeds and London, is further expanding the expertise of its children’s department.

Kavya Balram – who was formerly in practice in India and is in the process of Qualifying as a  UK solicitor under the Qualified Lawyers Transfer scheme. Kavya is the latest addition to the department where Lisa Stephenson has recently been promoted from legal assistant to paralegal.

Headed by Kate Banerjee – who has Higher Court Rights and is a member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit – the children’s team jointly combine seven decades of expertise.

Attracting complex and varied casework in the UK and overseas, their specialist knowledge includes private law residence, contact and adoption as well as special guardianship, relocation and public law cases.

Kate said: “Appointing Kavya to our busy team reflects our ever-increasing caseload as we continue to witness a substantial increase in global commissions spanning international child abduction and issues centred on welfare, jurisdiction, relocation and overseas adoption.

Aligned with our ethos of developing young talent, we were pleased to offer Kavya work experience and mentoring prior to her official appointment.”

A further development sees partner, Sarah Dickinson, re-accredited by Resolution as a specialist in advanced financial provision. The accreditation spans complex financial and property matters, family advocacy – and preparing and presenting finance cases in Court.


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