Jones Myers’ contentious probate team expands to become one of biggest outside London

Jones Myers’ contentious probate expert team has taken on two new recruits in the last three months and posted another year of financial growth.

The latest recruits are Ben Lyon, an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) who has amassed four years’ experience in dealing with contentious probate work – and Vincent Schumacher, a New Zealand solicitor who will become dual-qualified in 2017.

The seven-strong team – led by award-winning contentious wills, trusts & estates specialist, Martin Holdsworth – is one of the largest niche teams outside London and is commissioned by clients regionally, nationally and internationally.

Holdsworth, who sits on the national ACTAPS committee, is acknowledged as a leading individual in both the Chambers 2016 guide and the latest Legal 500 guide.

“We have made this contentious area of law accessible to clients and referrers alike with fixed fee services and a humane approach to family disputes following the death of a loved one. We resolve matters through mediation or litigation – and always with the client’s goals at the forefront of our mind,” said Holdsworth.

“Our Yorkshire approach ensures we are frank, and we work hard to manage our client’s expectations from the outset. We also provide a number of different funding options to ensure our service is affordable for them.”

Described as ‘a genuinely brilliant firm’ in the Chambers 2016 UK guide, Jones Myers has again its retained its joint top position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire family law firms in the latest Legal 500 rankings.

PICTURED: clockwise from left; Kate Wootton, Ben Lyon, Vincent Schumacher, Richard Thomas, Polly Coram, Laura Short and Martin Holdsworth.