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Niche family law firm further expands children’s department

Complementing the team’s expertise is Laura Walsh

Specialist family law firm Jones Myers, which has offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York, has further boosted the expertise of its children’s department.

Solicitor Laura Walsh has amassed over 13 years’ experience in private and public children law matters which includes representing parents, children and family members in public law proceedings brought by local authorities. Laura is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law and Family Law Advanced accreditation scheme.

Headed by Kate Banerjee – who has Higher Court Rights and is a member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit – the nine-strong children’s team jointly combines over eight decades of expertise.

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

Kate said: “Attracting top talent remains a priority as the volume of instructions from our clients, who are based regionally nationally and internationally, continues to increase. Laura has earned a strong reputation in children law and child protection and highly complements our team’s extensive expertise.”

Key developments across 2019 have included Jones Myers launching an office in York with a three-strong team headed by partner Nicki Mitchell, an expert in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and particularly complex cases involving family businesses, multiple properties and complicated pension arrangements.

The firm, which is consistently ranked in a joint Top Tier position by the Legal 500 and Chambers guides alongside national practices, has also expanded its Harrogate office.

The only family law practice in Leeds with its own specialist in-house counsel, Jones Myers is also ranked for the second consecutive year in the eprivate Top Family Law Firms national guide which recognises and promotes excellence and best practice in the sector.

 

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