Jones Myers children’s team marks further expansion

Jones Myers children’s team marks further expansion

The expertise of the Jones Myers children’s department has been further enhanced with the appointment of senior solicitor Julie Simpson.

Simpson brings three decades of experience in care proceedings, adoption, and child protection work, representing children directly and through their guardians, parents, and grandparents.

The senior solicitor, who has practised in York and acted for children from across North Yorkshire, will work across the niche family law firm’s offices in Leeds, York and Harrogate.

Simpson is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, Resolution, and the Association of Lawyers for Children. She has held Higher Rights of Audience since 2010, which enables her to represent clients in senior courts in England and Wales.

Jones Myers partner Kate Banerjee, who leads the children’s team, said: “Julie is well respected and has earned an excellent reputation in her field. Her experience highly complements our expanding casework and we warmly welcome her on board.”

Held in high regard by counsel and guardians of children she represents, Simpson is described as focused, compassionate, and adept at managing complex cases.

Simpson said: “Jones Myers is renowned for its excellence in, and commitment to, client care. I have previously worked with Kate on cases and was impressed by her empathetic approach and dedication to her clients. I’m looking forward to being part of the team.”

The children’s team jointly combines more than 10 decades of expertise and comprises seven solicitors who are members of the Law Society Children Panel.

The department’s global reach spans international child abduction cases and issues centered on jurisdiction, relocation, and overseas adoption.

Pictured: Julie Simpson (right) with Rachel Baul (centre) and Lisa Russell
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