Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
9:02 PM 25th October 2021

Jones Myers Founder Clinches Outstanding Contribution Award

Peter Jones
Peter Jones
Peter Jones, the founder of niche family law firm Jones Myers, has received a prestigious award for his outstanding contribution to the field of family justice.

Mr Jones was presented with the John Cornwell Award by family justice group Resolution which promotes dealing with relationship breakdowns in a constructive manner.

The accolade is named after the group’s late founder and first national chair, John Cornwell.

Judges at the awards ceremony, which took place in London, said: “He is an outstanding family lawyer, technically excellent and utterly committed to conducting cases in accordance with the Code. He is someone who has ‘given something back’ to the family law community and wider society throughout his career.”

Launching Jones Myers as the first niche family law firm of its kind in the North of England in 1992, he was also among the country’s first Family Law Arbitrators in 2012.

Jones Myers managing partner, Richard Peaker, said: “Peter is a worthy recipient of this esteemed award. Initially starting the practice as a sole practitioner in 1992, Jones Myers is now a Tier One firm with over 20 fee earners and a national reputation.

“During that time Peter has been responsible for the nurturing of many young solicitors careers. He has, throughout his career, had unfaltering commitment to improving the profession and driving standards of client care.

“Peter has always acted with the utmost integrity whilst demonstrating a tenacious desire to achieve the best possible outcome for clients and families".