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Jones Myers fuels York expansion with new office, partner and team

The latest milestone for specialist family law firm, Jones Myers, sees the launch of an office in York and a trio of appointments which include a partner with 25 years’ experience in family law.  

Consistently retaining top tier regional rankings in Chambers and Legal 500 the firm, which also has offices in Leeds and Harrogate, has been acknowledged as an outstanding niche family law practice for over two decades.

Heading the three-strong team at Blake House in St Martin’s Lane is partner Nicki Mitchell, a specialist in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and particularly complex cases involving family businesses, multiple properties and complicated pension arrangements.

A skilled mediator who became the first collaborative family lawyer in York in 2005, Nicki is lauded by Chambers as "a thoughtful, careful and measured family lawyer with good client care skills”.

Associate solicitor Samantha Gunnell, who is also a collaborative family lawyer, brings extensive experience in matters including financial settlements, cohabitation and pre and post nuptial agreements. Secretary of Resolution for North and West Yorkshire, Samantha is also skilled in children law arrangements. 

Legal assistant, Lynne Richards, who has worked in family law for almost three decades, supports the team.  

Richard Peaker, Jones Myers partner and director, said: “Our York expansion marks a formative development for our firm whose lawyers are recognised leaders in their field. We wish Nicki, Sam and Lynne every success as we continue to go from strength to strength with a talented team who share our ethos and values.”

Added Nicki: “Jones Myers’ reputation as an exceptional niche family law firm is second to none and we are proud to be applying our expertise to its expanding and valued client portfolio at this pivotal period in the practice’s growth.”     

The launch of the York office and new roles follow the expansion of Jones Myers’ Harrogate office in February this year with the appointment of highly experienced senior family law solicitor, Rachel Baul.  

The only family law practice in Leeds with its own specialist in-house counsel, the expertise of Jones Myers lawyers jointly combine almost 300 years’ legal experience.