Chris Fairhurst « McAlister Family Law


Chris Fairhurst


“What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.” 

Friedrick Nietzsche

Chris is a father of 4 and has over 20 years’ experience specialising in financial and children arrangements following separation, divorce, and relationship breakdown for clients nationwide and living overseas, including complex child abduction as well as national and international relocation cases. 

He is one of a limited number of dual qualified Resolution and Children Panel Accredited Specialists in the country, recognition of expertise in assisting clients through the whole legal process including appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal. Prior to joining McAlister Family Law Chris worked for a period at national law firm Slater and Gordon and before then at North West based Stephensons LLP.

Central to his approach is a belief that each family will have a unique experience that will require careful consideration of individual needs, to ensure a successful outcome. 

His aim is to be firm but fair, always offering support and empathy, clear guidance and advice, encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family, and in particular the best interests of children.


Chris has been in demand by radio and television media, making appearances on BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, commenting on a high-profile child abduction case for BBC 2’s The Victoria Derbyshire Show and advising researchers at BBC news in respect of important family law issues of the day. Chris has also written and contributed to articles within national and local press.

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