Amanda McAlister

Managing Partner

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

Winston Churchill

Prior to establishing McAlister Family Law, Amanda was the National Head of Family Law at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, one of the United Kingdom’s largest law firms.

Having personally experienced divorce herself, Amanda knows all too well the roller coaster of unrecognisable emotions that a separation can trigger. Also, being a step-parent she fully understands and appreciates the stresses and strains living as two separate families can create, not only for parents and children but also the wider family.

Amanda has been awarded the prestigious status of Eminent Practitioner in the independent directory Chambers and Partners. She is also one of the handful of individuals in the North West singled out as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 who has described her as “truly phenomenal”.

She has a reputation as being warm and engaging but at the same time is known for being a fighter, someone who is fearless when pursuing her client’s interests. She adopts a no nonsense, straight talking style and has a unique ability to “cut through” emotion to deliver her clients the very best results.

Amanda has expertise in all aspects of family law but specializes in divorce involving financial issues, particularly those with an international element, complex pension or trusts. She also represents parents and wide family members in disputes concerning arrangements for children.

Amanda has extensive knowledge of co-habitation disputes and advises on separation and pre and postnuptial agreements.

She has acted for a number of leading figures in the world of sport, entertainment and media and also members of the Legal Profession, Home Office and National Police Force. She has also represented professional men and women from the North West, Midlands and London regions. Much of her work emanates from recommendations from former clients.

Press And Publications

Amanda regularly features in the local, national and international media as an expert on divorce and family law issues. She has appeared on Sky News, BBC Breakfast, and ITV’s Daybreak. She also has provided commentary for a range of national newspapers such as the Daily Mail, You Magazine, Daily Express and the Telegraph.

What Clients Say

"Amanda is my Legal Guardian Angel" - Mark Nicholson

Management Team

Management Team

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