Family law firm opens York office

A family law firm has launched an office in York.

Jones Myers, which also has offices in Leeds and Harrogate, has also announced a trio of appointments at the new office.

Heading the 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.

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, Gunnell 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.”

Mitchell said: “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 senior family law solicitor, Rachel Baul.